High ground, or high marsh, extending out into the low marsh allowed me to gain this high tide perspective at the edge of Mosquito Creek. Needle rush and glasswort associated with the high marsh, and the still-exposed high marsh mud, added visual variety to an otherwise spartina-enveloped foreground. Cumulus clouds floating in from the mainland would soon burn off.
I painted Mosquito Creek Morning in March 2014 from photographs I took the previous July. It now hangs in the great room of LSSI’s Helen House.
The location in the painting can be reached by boat at high tide, or if the creek hasn’t migrated too far east it can be reached on foot through the woods and marshes west of South End Road. Locate in Google Maps (31.24494, -81.30257).
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.