Great Lake Fire (13 photos over 13 months over Lake MI)
Nature is the greatest of artists. This is why I’m compelled to tell one of it’s many stories. The story of worlds colliding in a slow dance and explosion of colors. Worlds of water, ice and fire that have continued in the same routine every night for eons. Even though they will be back tomorrow the sky boasts, showing off, doing everything it can to seduce the sun into staying just one more minute. This story is told through 13 sunset photographs taken at the same point on top of a dune overlooking Lake Michigan only 27 miles west of Grand Rapids. They capture each month from June 2014 summer solstice when the sun sets most north, to December 2014 winter solstice when the sun sets most south, and back to June 2015 summer solstice. Lake Michigan is part of the largest system of fresh surface water in the world. This project is designed to encourage self reflection and conversation about protecting our local and global environment and ecosystems. And to experience nature’s beauty that surrounds us everyday.
Great Lake Fire was a Top 25 in the 3D category of ArtPrize 7.