Artist William S. Phillips gives us a spectator’s view a John Wesley Powell encampment on one of his expeditions through the uncharted canyons of this American treasure. Powell passed down this watercourse twice, first in 1869, then again in 1871-1872. He and his crews did so in specially designed dories that were state of the art designs for the day. Today, the idea shooting the rapids of the uncharted Colorado in these tiny vessels inspires as much awe as the Canyon’s views themselves.
“There is nothing more majestic to behold than the Grand Canyon at sunset,” asserts Phillips. “You begin with those stripes of horizontal color, layers upon layers of limestone to sandstone to granite. Throughout the day, as the sun transverses the sky, their colors change from instant to instant but nothing is more brilliant than when the low sun strikes the great walls and stone faces at day’s end.”
This magnificent work of art captures a momentary glimpse of history and beauty that can only be found in the great American southwest.Options available:
27 x 18 signed and numbered (only 50 in edition) giclee on canvas for $495.00
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