More Lake Superior. It is a place that is never far from my mind, even now, when I sit 900km & many months away from my next pilgrimage, erm… visit.
At least, with art, I have a way of drawing things closer, and if I can’t be there in body, then perhaps in spirit.
Mishepeshu (Michipeshu), The Great Lynx, is believed to live and control the deep waters, and when you visit Agawa Rock it is impossible not to feel his awesome presence. Ever since I first visited the shores of Lake Superior, I have been forever more haunted by it's presence, and this image is both a tribute and a compulsion to somehow feel connected to the most powerful of the Great Lakes.
And yep, come this summer, I’ll be wearing it too.
Image: Linocut on watercolour. Using New Gamboges, Prussian Blue, Alizarin Crimson & Burnt Sienna as my watercolours. I must say, New Gamboges is an exciting new yellow I’ve added to my pallette, rich & thick as a runny egg yolk.