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At The Slates

"At The Slates"

Image Size: 9.25" x 4"

Lake Superior, Ontario

"The Slate Islands are a unique group of islands that were formed in part by a meteorite crashing into Lake Superior long ago. Though I can't verify that story, I can say from experience that it is an incredible place. Stepping off the helicopter, which was the only way to cross the 14km of open water in the winter, we found ourselves alone with the caribou. The ensuing days saw a bond develop between the ice-walking creatures and ourselves, with the former coming closer and closer to the cabin we were staying in. This painting exemplifies the peacefulness of the Slates in the winter. These islands, being caught by the first rays of the day, were in front of the cabin so we enjoyed the view often while there. The late winter sun melted some of the ice to create multi-toned reflections and some open water, adding further interest to a beautiful scene. For those whose idea of roughing it is a motel down the road, let them have it. I'll take the cabin at the slates." - Cory Trépanier

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