Green Heron

Green Heron

An implied theme of the illustrations for Río de Dios is that life will find a way, even in a channelized stream bed of polluted water.

This scene is near Los Feliz.

Ink and graphite on paper

LAR

LAR

The Los Angeles River at the 4th Street bridge.

Ink and graphite on paper.

Lamprey

Lamprey

An extinct subspecies of the Western Brook Lamprey which formerly inhabited the Los Angeles River.

Scene near the confluence of the LA River with Arroyo Seco.

Ink and graphite on paper.

Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt

Scene is the Los Angeles River upstream from Glendale.

Ink and graphite on paper.

Ospreys

Ospreys

Four ospreys feeding at a riffle in the LA River near Atwater.

Ink and graphite on paper.

Baum Bridge

Baum Bridge

Bicyclist on the Alex Baum Bridge, Los Feliz.

Watercolor and ink on paper.

Graffiti

Graffiti

In a channelized Los Angeles River, near its confluence with Arroyo Seco.  Not the best place to be in rainstorm.

Watercolor and ink on paper.

Rock Gate

Rock Gate

An admirable piece of iron sculpture at the Savannah Bridge over the LA River, near Fletcher Drive in East Atwater.

Monochrome photo.  The background is the Andoni plain in Etosha Park in Namibia.  Both photos by myself.

Cover

Cover

Published by Red Hen Press (Los Angeles), 2008.

ISBN 978-1-59709-090-2

Front cover photograph, Dominguez Channel, by Charles Hood.