Gichi-gami is the Ojibwe name for Lake Superior, translating to “be a great sea.” This piece is inspired by one of the many unique ice formations that occur on the Great Lakes.  While some of these are beautiful, and some terrifying, these ice formations are ephemeral, only to melt back into the large body of water from which they were formed. The Ojibwe recognized the characteristics of these lakes throughout the seasons and understood that greatness didn’t rely on the lake’s ability to stay the same, but rather to be what it was made to be and to exist within the seasons. This can serve as a reminder of our own temporary nature, and the seasons that happen within our lives.
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