Flight Over the Grand Canyon by Mary Helsaple

Mary Helsaple
Mary Helsaple
I was raised on the west coast, lived and worked in Colorado for 35 years and now live full time in Sedona, AZ. I have also been involved in the regional arts in Arizona these last 15 years. I participate in exhibitions at Sedona Arts Center, Sedona Visual Artists Coalition Open Studio events, Artlink shows in Phoenix, AZ, and many national juried exhibitions around the country.  I am an environment-focused artist, whose objective is to create a visual that connects people with wild nature. I am also an avid birdwatcher and made nature documentaries for television. My detailed watercolors are large works on paper, done in the ‘narrative style’ that often touches on important social and environment concerns.
15" x 13" x 0.75"


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“Flight Over the Grand Canyon” by Mary Helsaple

The Grand Canyon is one gigantic crack in the earth, with peaks and valleys of arid scrub and thorn plants. When one is at the bottom looking up, one feels like a beetle in a bell jar. Yet thousands of small birds and insects, including hummingbirds, have no hesitation to fly over and through it. They find refuge in this scar on earth’s crust. Mostly unseen by hikers, the Broadtail Hummingbird that weighs less than a sugar packet is one brave opportunist who makes this odyssey every year.

Watercolor on Claybord

With frame: 15″ x 13″ x 0.75″

Without frame: 10″ x 8″