|Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on June 18, 2011 at 9:23 PM|
Glacier National Park is buried beneath deep, deep snow and the snowplow crews have to tread carefully to stay on the roads and plow layer after layer to reach the asphalt. The plowing crews risk plunging off mountainsides or being swept away by avalanches and yet they work in one of the most beautiful places God ever created. Sometimes I think about the risks I take as an artist—experimenting with bold colors, painting difficult subjects or entering art events where I may be rejected—and I can relate to the Glacier Park road crews. We’re doing what we love while taking risks and hanging on with faith to succeed. Helen Keller said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” Today I will face my canvas and consider it a daring adventure. To view the Glacier Park plowing pictures click here.