10 x 25 inches, Charcoal, Chalk and Oil Pencil on Toned Paper, 2016
South Fork of Elder Creek, Tehama County, California
Due to forest degradation, water extraction and climate change, this formerly perennial creek has gone dry eight of the last ten summers, decimating once abundant riparian species like the iconic valley oak, redbud, frogs, dragonflies and freshwater snails. The Elder Creek Oak Woodland Preserve, co-founded by Marie Brennan, is a refuge for these species, and an advocate for a broad-based anti-extraction movement in defense of life.
Water Is Life ~ Everywhere Is Sacred