Alum Rock Park, the first municipal park in California, does not have any alum and never did. It received the name because of thenardite-containing rocks at the entrance that were mistaken for alum. Once a man-made attraction, the park is now focused on preserving its natural beauty, and only remains of old stonework here and there remind of the times long gone. The park is located at the narrow valley along the Penitencia Creek which becomes almost dry during fall and winter; then its rocks of various shades of gray and all sorts of interesting shapes show up in their full beauty.
Original drawing has been sold.
Limited edition of only 25 giclee prints is available upon request. Once all 25 of the giclee prints in this edition have sold out, no more limited edition prints of “Alum Rock Park” will be available. Each print in the edition is made with archival quality inks on the archival fine art paper. Colors are faithful to the original drawing and will not change over time. If interested, contact me for pricing and available print sizes.