Isle Royale Reflection
"At the Dassler Cabin, I was immersed in weather and landscapes. I kept warm by cutting dead wood scrounged from the ground in the surrounding area. I dipped into the lake for water to drink and with which to cook. I sat quietly, watching winter wrens collect food for their young. I watched mergansers circling noisily in the lake to attract food. When their merganser mom climbed a rock in the little bay, the fuzzy young tried to climb up beside her, but they kept sliding off the slippery rock. A young hare loped down a path right toward me until it realized I was not a stump. It seemed that white-throated sparrows were everywhere, chirping at me.
About the Artist
Christina was an Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence from July 17th to August 4th, 2001. She was born in Detroit and grew up in the towns of Royal Oak and Troy. Always outside by choice, there were times she spent indoors drawing in imitation of her eldest sister whose drawings she admired. She eventually went off to college at Michigan Technological University to study for a BS in Forestry. By this time, she mostly drew trees, birds, plants and streams.
Last updated: December 26, 2019