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Accoutrements / Port Oneida

David Giordan's avatar David Giordan

Accoutrements / Port Oneida This exhibit is part of an ongoing series of watercolor paintings that highlight the Port Oneida historic district in northern Michigan. These images detail many items that are structural, functional and decorative that the residents of Port Oneida have left behind. The Port Oneida Rural Historic District consists of 18 historic farmsteads in the Leelanau Peninsula of Northern Michigan. The district was originally settled in 1855 by Carsten Burfiend and became a lumbering and farming community. Port Oneida was farmed for more than 100 years. Many of the houses and fields were passed down from generation to generation. Though most of the original families have moved on, the place, as well as many of the structures that they called home remain. Much of Port Oneida is now part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. From an artistic perspective my intent was to incorporate various watercolor techniques that would move beyond just using a brush. These techniques pushed me to create different textures and patterns that better describe the subject.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
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  • Medium: watercolor
  • Width: 68 inches
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  • Height: 68 inches