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Exhibit: Tissiack: Yosemite Fall Mural

2016

Tissiack: Yosemite Fall Mural

Tissiack by William Poulson

Summer 2016 - present

KL380, North 

William Poulson’s Tissiack, the Ahwahneechee American Indian tribe’s name for Half Dome, is a stunning depiction of Yosemite National Park in the fall. The mural, which stands over 8’ wide by 14’ tall, was completed in 1989 after two full years of design and construction. Poulson created the mural with over 2200 pieces of glass following a traditional method utilizing leaded glass and copper foil, with steel reinforcement. Tissiack was previously on display in Yosemite at the Ahwahnee Hotel, now The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, and the Yosemite Visitors Center.

William Poulson was born in Oakland, CA and grew up in Castro Valley. He left college in 1962 to become a journeyman carpenter and worked in the building trade for over 20 years. In 1987, Poulson established his studio and gallery in Arnold, CA. His unique glass creations are on display in homes, churches and hotels throughout the world. Poulson's desire to capture the beauty of the Yosemite Valley inspired him to conceive the Four Seasons of Yosemite Mural Project. He is presently working on the spring mural.

To contact William Poulson, please call Poulson Studio, 209-795-5365.

For more information about this exhibit, please contact Elizabeth Salmon at esalmon@ucmerced.edu.