"The Aravah" and "Mouth of the Queets"
The Aravah is the name for the southern Israeli desert. In the distance are the Mountains of Moab, at their base is the Israeli Jordanian border. In the foreground is an example of dry land farming where extraordinary effort is made to conserve every drop of moisture. In this painting flowers are cultivated for European markets.
Together with Mouth of the Queets these paintings show the marked contrast in water resources between the Pacific Northwest and Middle East.
This painting shows the Queets River as it cuts across the beach and enters the Pacific Ocean near Kalaloch. The river
starts in the western Olympic Mountains, flows through the Quinalt Reservation and past the town of Queets before entering
Point of comparison: Water