We just received this magnificent 40×60 inch painting by California artist Brad Elsberry depicting the Grand Canyon and the Lava Falls Rapid below, the most severe rapid of the Grand Canyon. The Lava Falls are so called because of the “frozen” cascades of lava that once flowed into the canyon from a nearby volcano. Brad references pioneer Major John Wesley Powell’s pondering of its creation upon its discovery, “What a conlict of water and fire there must have been here! Just imagine a river of molten rock running down into a river of melted snow. What a seething and boiling of the waters; what clouds of steam rolled into the heavens.”
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