Midden Cedars

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
March 6, 2024
Oil on canvas
9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)

Private collection

Eastern red cedars love the alkalinity of soils that formed where Indigenous Americans deposited heaps of leftover food containers (oyster shells) for centuries along the coast. This deposit, or midden, is on the north end of Little St. Simons Island where a disused picnic table stands. I left the table out of the picture as I was more concerned with the wild architecture and contrasting colors of the cedars.