Sandbar at Birch Island

At Happy Valley-Goose Bay, the river bed of the Churchill River is sand that’s been eroded and washed downstream and swirled around for centuries.  The sandy bottom, of course, means that every summer, navigation on the river changes, because the sandbars have shifted and the current of the river has moved.  Some of the sandbars are more or less permanently established, with trees and shrubs and seasonal populations of animals and birds, but even these islands are regularly eaten away by the force of the water. 

Sandbar at Birch Island

Oil  on gessoed board,  5″ x 7″, signed and dated
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