At this time of year, we tend to turn away from the Great Lakes, counting down the days until we can swim, fish, or go boating. But a new show at a Cleveland art gallery looks at Lake Erie from a perspective we rarely see – the icy one.
During the summer, Lake Erie’s western basin is full of boaters and tourists, especially near the islands that lie west of Cleveland. But come winter, the lake is empty, still, and sometimes frozen.
This is the drive behind Julia Christensen’s newest art project, Waiting for a Break.