by Jim Harrison
9.25 X 9.25, 96 pages
2012, University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, South Carolina
The Palmetto and Its South Carolina Home showcases the timeless, natural beauty of the state tree in marshland and coastal landscapes in the popular Harrison style. For Harrison the palmetto remains foremost an icon of the wondrous Carolina coastal habitats. Sweeping images of the coast have been part of Harrison's art since the beginning of his career, and he continues to illustrate his love of the South Carolina coast by capturing the beauty of the state tree amid the many stunning and enchanting scenes included here. The book also explores the historical background of the tree and its many ties to South Carolina's heritage as a symbol of strength and beauty worthy of this artistic celebration. The book, published by the University of South Carolina Press, features more than 50 color images of coastal scenes by Jim Harrison along with vignettes from the artist.