Sandy path from Botany Bay Preserve o Pockoy Island into oncoming storm
Oil on canvas; 18 X 24
For those unfamiliar to Botany Bay Preserve, please take a moment to locate it on Edisto Island and visit. The admission is free (as you own it) and parking is easy.
Formerly a large sea Island plantation, producing Sea Island Cotton of the finest quality worldwide, and Carolina Gold Rice closer to the mainland, it was secured for citizens to visit and preserve.
As the Atlantic encroaches slowly and as sand moves continuously, erosion is common to all our sea islands. Pockoy Island is attached to the preserve and reaches farther east, therefore, has had progressive interaction with the massive energy unleashed by the ocean continually, resulting in thinning of the island and loss of vegetation into the ocean.
Just landward of Pockoy and protected by Pockoy is Hammock Island and it also is located in front of Edisto proper sitting between the two. A nice path runs from the preserve through Hammock to Pockoy and the optimistic fishermen in this painting are pulling their fishing cart out to fish in the surf this windy and cloudy tropical storm day.