Looking West from Marsh Fork
 

Looking West from Marsh Fork
Alkyd on canvas
24 x 20 in

These giant boulders had fallen from a mountain to the left of the view in the painting. They were huge, much taller than we were. I had the feeling more could come down at any time. The tundra here was covered with ancient caribou trails. The rocks had fallen on top of the trails. I had the feeling the caribou had stopped coming this way a long time ago since the boulders were covered with many years worth of lichen and moss. There did not seem to be any recent trails. It was an eerie and beautiful place.

 

Image © 1992 by Mary Beth Michaels


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