Begun in the heat of an August day, accompanied by the continuous song of a red-eyed vireo—seemingly the only other animal stirring besides me—I was able to complete much of this painting before the shadows had moved to entirely different locations. I had chosen the spot to paint partly for the inviting bend in the pathway, partly for the cooling sea breeze coming across the marsh, and partly because of fond memories of seeing several kinds of migratory birds along this stretch of path during the spring months. I finished it in the studio in September.
South End Road hangs in the larger of the dining rooms in LSSI’s hunting lodge.
The viewpoint in the painting can be reached on foot, south of the bridge over Mosquito Creek on South End Road. (Google Maps (31.238210, -81.306210)
February 20 - May 22, 2016
Morris Museum of Art
July 9 - September 11, 2016
Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
Published in conjunction with Philip’s 2016 exhibition at the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia, and the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia. Contributors include: Philip Juras, essay and artwork; Wendy Paulson, foreword; Kevin Grogan, introduction; Dorinda Dallmeyer, essay; and Janice Simon, essay. Published by the University of Georgia Press, 2016.