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ArtPrize 2013

What an honor to participate in ArtPrize 2013 ! "Time Lapse" was on display at the Women's City Club in downtown Grand Rapids. 

ARTIST STATEMENT: This depiction of the familiar Grand Haven Pier reminds us of our past, but also draws us into the unknown future. The poignant life jacket, rendered useless by the thick icicles, serves as a reminder of the many lives lost on the waters of Lake Michigan. At the same time, the strong lines of the bridge inevitably draw our gaze deeper into the image. We are not allowed to stay fixated on the past. Instead, Time Lapse draws us out of ourselves and challenges us to look forward towards the beacon of hope in the great unknown. The piece was wrapped over a wood frame, finished with a UV and water resistant dry laminate, and then set into a wooden box frame. Photographed with a Nikon D300; 10-24mm lens; F8; 1/200.

Winter Adventures in Grand Haven

Lake Michigan was at its wintery finest in Grand Haven this weekend. It was quite an adventure capturing these shots on the rough, icy terrain. Part of the excitement was falling through the snowy ice mixture up to my knees. Thankfully, I was not close enough to the water to be in real danger, but it was a bit of a shock to realize I was temporarily "stuck" in a mini glacier! I twisted my way out of the hole, grateful that my camera was unharmed, and continued the adventure with my new battle wounds. I've never been one to be stopped by bruises or glaciers, especially when there are shots to be captured! All in all, it was a great day!