Friday, April 3, 2015

Clam Flats

Watercolor on archival paper, 14" x 16"
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This huge old-growth cedar lies embedded in the tidal flats of the Nestucca River delta, on the Oregon coast. I try to imagine its long lifetime, maybe growing on a steep coastal hillside for hundreds of years, until erosion undercut the roots and toppled it into the surf.

Who knows how many years the tree rolled around in the sea before high tides or a winter storm carried it into this harbor and left it lodged in the sand and muck. Inverted now, the roots reach upward to the sky like beseeching hands.


Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

Pretty Awesome!!

Art By Erika said...

Another lovely piece Don! Happy spring to you!

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Sue!

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Erika--happy spring to you as well!