Marsh Fork Mountain

Marsh Fork Mountain
Alkyd on canvas
24 x 20 in

This is another of my favorite mountains, with its violet shadows and layers of rock folded and refolded back on itself. This once must have been an ancient seabed because many of the rocks here are fossilized coral, an animal that has not lived here for a very long time. If I were a florid writer I would say that this mountain stands as mute testimony to the powerful forces that have shaped our planet and our lives. It certainly impressed me.


Image © 1992 by Mary Beth Michaels

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