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Michigan Emerges from the Ice Age

Jeff Grill's avatar Jeff Grill

A Brief History 13,000 BC - As the ice melts, Michigan Emerges ! ! ! from the Ice Age 12,800 BC - Mastodons appear in Michigan 11,000 BC - Paleo-Indians migrate to Michigan 1621 AD - 1st European "discovers" Michigan 1937 AD - Michigan becomes a State 1920 AD - Acorn falls near Newaygo 2019 AD - A sawyer harvests a large burl from that tree 2020 AD - Artist, Jeff Grill enhances the burl Artist’s Statement As I compiled the history above, I realized that in a relatively short time, homo sapiens have devastated nearly all of the earth. We have caused the extinction of nearly one million plant and animal species. We have polluted the water, air and extracted everything of value from our soils. It’s sad to think that our planet has been fully formed for about 4.5 billion years and in about 500 years we have ruined it!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 9"
  • Medium: Black Oak
  • Width: 22"
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 64"