Isle Royale Reflection
"Isle Royale! My most memorable and enchanting experience. I imagined the pioneers as they surveyed the West. Isle Royale was my wilderness. No human foot had trod my ground. My work was begun by the light of dawn and finished by the twilight of darkness. Then and only then I lay in my cocoon and listened to the sounds of night. The waves lapping the rocks below the cabin, the loon’s call. How soft, compared to the rush of cars, the wail of sirens, the noise of humanity.
About the Artist*
Tykie Ganz was an Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence from July 23rd to August 7th, 1996. Her nature paintings have been selected for inclusion in the Arts for the Parks National Competition in 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1996, for work ranging from an Alaskan wolf to birds of Everglades National Park. A painting of a Florida panther was commissioned and published by Lloyd Ellison Graphics, Jupiter, Florida, with all proceeds benefiting the Dreher Park Zoo of West Palm Beach.
Last updated: January 5, 2020