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Great Lake Fire

Theodore James's avatar Theodore James

Nature is the greatest of artists. This is why I’m compelled to tell one of its 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 photographs taken each month of the sunset from June 2014 to June 2015 at the same point on top of a dune overlooking Lake Michigan only 27 miles west of Grand Rapids. Lake Michigan is part of the largest system of fresh surface water in the world. This piece 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 every day.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 7'
  • Medium: Maple Wood & Lexan Sheets
  • Width: 9'6
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 7'6