Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> 4th Floor (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; 4th Floor; Left of Room 450

Hurricane Beach

Artwork
Identifier:
2019.51.2
Artist:
Stacy Niedzwiecki
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Metallic Ink Photograph on Canvas
Date:
2018
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 60" Width: 40"
Description:
Colored photographic image of a rocky shoreline of an island. Green trees upper right corner, stormy but sunny sky upper right.
Historical Context:
This photograph was captured by local Rockford, Michigan artist Stacy Niedzwiecki during sunset at the mouth of the Hurricane River leading into Lake Superior, Michigan. Lake Superior is the largest body of freshwater in the world, but has become threatened with mining for sulfide and other minerals such as copper, nickel and gold. Regarding this work Niedzwiecki states, “Beyond enjoying the Great Lakes' natural beauty, we have an obligation to ourselves and future generations to keep contaminated and toxic sediment from building up in our drinking water and food chain. I encourage private, public, and corporate interests to become proactive in discovering solutions to protect this vital, precious resource.”