A short distance from where I live is a grove of cedar trees. If you have driven along Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, heading towards Mission, you may have passed this spot. What is unique, and often overlooked, is that there is a small creek flowing in the undergrowth. It is virtually invisible from sight. Along this waterway lived a family of beaver, which would often dam the creek causing this grove to flood along with a portion of Dewdney Trunk Road. City workers would then show up and destroy the beaver dam, and then the beavers return and rebuild it. It was an ongoing battle. It was this constant flooding that caused the cedars in this grove to die off. Several other cedars in this work have perished since I completed this painting. It is just nature's way.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Acrylic Paint with Black Ink Size: 11w x 14h-inches Surface: Illustration Board Completed: December 2019