Today is Great Lakes Awareness Day. An entire day to celebrate the amazingness of Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario Lakes; five lakes spanning some 94,000 square miles.
To put their sheer size into perspective, they span a greater area than that of the United Kingdom. I know, I know.
What does that have to do with art?! Lucky for you, I have an answer.
It is Monday, making today, Challenge Day. So, the challenge is art that depicts the Great Lakes.
An obvious idea is photography. We have some really creative and talented photographers that could submit their photos.
But, let’s look at some of the less obvious ways to submit Great Lakes art. Bathymetry is a unique way to showcase your talents. I found this piece on Madrid Crafted’s website.
For me, the obvious suggestion would be art depicting the beauty of Niagara Falls. Again, photos, paintings, whatever your heart desires. This picture is the vintage work of a member of the Her Blaze team.
The lake, the foliage and the rainbow makes for a perfect shot, if I do say so myself.
One final option is that of art deco. The great Elon Musk tweeted this week that he loves art deco.
I know that art deco paired with the Great Lakes is probably difficult to achieve; after all, it is a style from the 20’s-30’s and uses boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colors.
The reason it is difficult with this challenge is that it typically is of architecture or household objects. But, I am hoping that many of you are like me and love the challenge of this difficult art work and maybe see it as a sort of the road less travelled, if you will.
So, as you watch the Kentucky Derby, drinking your mint julep, wearing art in the form of a hat, I hope you will share this blog with your artist friends, especially if they are from the Great Lakes area.
Maybe you have art showcasing the Chicago White Sox or the Detroit Tigers? We won’t argue about that being Great Lakes art! We welcome all art, all the time.
As Suzanne Somers said something that made me think. She said, “what I really need is for people to know that I just don’t do this, I do this and this and this. We all have creativity in us and we all are multidimensional and we are all interested in a lot of things and that women are fabulous. We can handle a lot of things.”
Let your creativity shine and submit your art this week. This family owned/operated, all women team is ready to showcase your art!