Isle Royale Reflection
"In August 2002, during the time of our Isle Royale residency, we were a young family of three—Abigail, Michael and our daughter Mathilde, age 12. We brought two Klepper folding kayaks—a single and a double—with our 4x5 inch Deardorff view camera and other photo equipment, along with everything else we would need for the two week stay on the island. We were ready! This was not only a natural place to make our photographic art, but a getaway to learn, to meditate and to rejuvenate.
About the Artists
Abigail and Michael Mouw were Artists-in-Residence at Isle Royale National Park from July 23rd to August 7th, 2002 and at the Everglades National Park in 2003, where they documented the natural beauty of the parks with a large format view camera. Their photographic artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the Twin Cities with works included in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The Mouws photographs are featured in a permanent public art installation at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport light rail station via ten light boxes that showcase the intersection of humans and nature, across time and place in Minnesota.
Last updated: December 26, 2019