• Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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  • Road Work at Great Basin National Park

    Road work will begin in Upper Lehman and Wheeler Peak Campgrounds. Campgrounds will be open but may be noisy and have large vehicles on the roads. The Scenic Drive is open with up to 15 min delays due to road work. Click more for details. Updated 9/9/14 More »

  • Snake Creek Road and Campsites Closed

    The Snake Creek Road will be closed from the park boundary into the park to begin work on campsites, trails and restroom improvements. Work will continue until snow closes the project. Work will resume in Spring 2015.

2013: Painter Bain Butcher

Bain Butcher

Bain Butcher

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Bain Butcher's paintings evoke symbolic imagery in metaphorical environments where, "as the natural increasingly succumbs to the artificial it is unclear how humans will interface with a rapidly changing cultural, spiritual, and biological ecology".

While at Great Basin National Park, Bain studied Great Basin Bristlecone Pines in the context of that metaphor. After receiving a MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Bain went on to pursue painting, receiving an MFA at New York Academy of Art. He is a successful artist, approaching his subjects with meticulous care, and has his work in multiple publications. He was named a semi-finalist in the 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

For more information about the artist visit www.bainbutcher.com

Did You Know?

Bighorn Sheep

Cattle grazing was eliminated from Great Basin National Park in 1999. The South Snake Range is still home to 10-15 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.