Lizard’s Tail

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
April 2012
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)

Collection of Little St. Simons Island

The presence of lizard’s tail, a wetland plant, suggests that this swale between remnant dunes should be a rather wet location. But it was quite dry when I captured this scene during the drought year of 2011.

Duckweed Slough, also hanging in the Lodge’s main room, shows the same view after the rains returned in 2014 (next page). The comparison highlights the dynamic nature of Little St. Simons, even in its most established ecological communities—in this case the maritime live oak forests that cloak the oldest part of the island.

Painted in the studio in April 2012, based on photographs from the previous May, Lizard Tail now hangs in the living room of LSSI’s Lodge.

The location depicted can be accessed via Old House Trail on LSSI. (Google Maps: 31.268333, -81.301028)

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