Isle Royale Reflection
"The first morning of my Isle Royale National Park residency I awoke to the loud breath of a cow moose that was standing directly outside the open Dassler cabin bedroom window, a scant two feet from where my head rested on the pillow. The following morning as the dense fog began yielding to a brilliant blue sky, a fog dome rimmed by a double rainbow developed behind Edwards Island – a natural phenomenon I have never experienced anywhere else.
About the Artist
Robert Dorlac was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of Missouri, and received an MFA in painting from Southern Illinois University. He has been awarded artist-in-residence positions at Isle Royale National Park, MI (July 8th to July 23rd, 2008); Painted Desert National Park, AZ; Acadia National Park, ME; the Upernavik Museum, Greenland; the Herhúsið, Iceland; the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, WY; and the Ucross Foundation, WY.
Last updated: December 19, 2019