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Emily Gray Koehler - A Story of Sun and Shadow
A Story of Sun and Shadow
Color-Reduction Woodcut & Collagraph (reed canary grass)
10" x 18"


Edition Size: 16

The clouds of fluffy cottonwood seeds drifting through the spring air may seem to indicate this native tree’s reproductive health. However, by shading out seedlings, reed canary grass is partly to blame for the demise of these arboreal giants along our great rivers. While cottonwoods remain vigorous in upland habitats, in a not so distant future their rustling canopies will no longer shelter young eagles nor will their clawing roots secure our rivers’ meandering edges.