"...the central story of the nineteenth- century West is that of an expanding metropolitan economy creating ever more elaborate linkages between city and country."
William Cronon, Natures Metropolis. Chicago and the Great West. p.xv, Norton 1991.
Porcupine Mountains from Silver City, MN. 21 July 2014. Pencil on paper.
Over a number of years since moving to Illinois a series of summer road trips afforded the opportunity to draw the coast lines of the Great Lakes in Wisconsin, Michigan (including the Upper Peninsula), and Minnesota.
Across a clean stone face.
The old stones have lichen beards."
George Mackay Brown
The Twenty-eighth Stone.
'Brodgar Poems' 1992.
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Drawings made in Orkney, Scotland, UK - August 2001.