"This painting is a part of the Growing Freely Collection which is inspired by the artist’s time hiking the Lake Superior Coastal Trail in September, 2021. Lake Superior is the largest, deepest, darkest, most mysterious and rugged of all the Great Lakes in Ontario. With that comes a raw beauty and pure energy that crashes into you like the constant sound of the waves. This is a giclee print, certified and printed in studio by the artist. Printed with archival ink on an acid-free velvet fine art paper. Frame comes with plexiglass (optional to use), an acid-free mat and is ready-to-hang. A certificate of authenticity signed by the artist is included.
Print dimensions: 12x16”
Frame dimensions: 16x20”
The following poem by J. Hawke offers a beautiful description of Lake Superior and continues to serve as an inspiration for the Growing Freely Collection.
“Majestic seas, rise so high
And take me captive with your hypnotic tune.
With thunderous crash, or whispering sigh,
Bear witness to the gull and silent dune.
Release your truths for those in need,
but divulge not the mysteries you hold.
Sequester them so all may heed
The many secrets best left untold.
Breathe into me eternal peace
Lest task and obligation fill with dread.
I trust, no, plead you will not cease
To quench the fear of men misled.
Provide safe port through sun and gale
A harbour's light for stewards so true
A gentle wind by which to sail
With humble reverence pledged anew.”