Isle Royale Reflection
"A few months later while I was approaching Isle Royale National Park from Houghton on the Ranger III, through dense fog, I saw an isolated and closed-off island that appeared to be one long self-similar image. If close attention was not paid the islands unfolding line was masked quickly by the vastness of Lake Superior and it’s mirages. These two situations helped define my time on the island and provided a model for observation. In opposition to my time in the Cascades, and understanding that I was in a completely different season, I quickly noticed that things aren’t so potent here. This place, during this season, through my senses IS about subtleties and fine details.
About the Artist
Erik DeLuca is an artist who explores sound as historically entangled and evolving. He makes sound installations that are essays, writes sculpturally, and teaches as a kind of performance. He was an Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence from July 5th to July 23rd, 2011, where he recorded a variety of island sounds and created Lake: for string quartet along with a 8mm film. View the performance of Erik's work by Voxare String Quartet.
Last updated: January 7, 2020