Sunday, November 15, 2015

Divided We Stand

"Divided We Stand", Oil on Canvas, 14"x11" Plein Air
This is a huge rock outcrop on the coast of Oregon that I have watched for 20 years. It had separated near the middle and part of it's top fell in wedging the two halves apart. Last year, the dividing rock disintegrated and fell into the abyss. Also, in the foreground, a sand dune has slowly developed in the leeward side of the rocks. European sea grass got a foothold in the sand stabilizing it and allowing more and more sand to settle in. Twenty years ago this area was all at beach level and now it ranges from ten to twenty-five feet high.

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