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Martin Creek (Falling Creek)

Rabun County, Georgia
October, 2010
Oil on canvas
24" x 18"




…Martin Creek is as fine an example as any of a clear mountain stream. Bartram’s “unparalleled cascade”, the grandest and highest of the three cascades on the creek, is certainly as beautiful as it has always been, but it was the lowest section of falling water that I was most taken by.  Here the stream runs with “irresitable rapidity” through a series of deep potholes sculpted in a narrow passage through the bedrock of the mountain.  On this hot May afternoon, a cool mist rose from the cascade of cold rushing water.

Excerpt from page 32 of the exhibit book: Philip Juras: The Southern Frontier, Landscapes Inspired by Bartram's Travels.