Gem Valley Canal at Grace, 1990

16x20, acrylic on canvas
Collection of the Artist

One fun thing that we did on our annual visits to Grace, Idaho to visit the Packs was to walk up to Canal and skip rocks from the wooden bridge that crossed the stream of water. This little falls was over some lava rock within sight of the bridge.

When we went back in 2007 we found that the water had been channeled and the small falls no longer exists. I went to the middle where the falls had been and picked up a piece of black lava rock which is now in the rock garden around the fountain in our back yard.

Mardean was showing a picture of the painting and the fellow wanted a copy which he had blown up and put on the wall. That spot was where he was baptized into the Church before they had fonts in buildings.

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