32″ x 42.5″
A good friend of mine is a fly-fisherman. While I don’t fish, I have spent time with him on trips. It struck me as I was taking in the scenery and looking into the water for fish – much the same way as the bear in the painting – that even in a vast landscape our point of attention can become very focused and reliant on the smallest of details. The original was a large piece (48″) meant to capture both the vastness of a mountain landscape and the intimacy of a particular moment.