Mystic Dreams-Apostle Islands Print of the Year for 2019
A framed print: 26″ x 21″ on archival cotton, $300 + ship/handle
Most people experience the unforgettable sea caves and the shoreline of Devils Island by day… by kayak, by sailboat or by tour boat. It’s a totally different, awe-inspiring experience on a moonless night when only the Milky Way lights the southern sky. We are pleased to present to you a view of the island that very few people have ever experienced.
Madison, Wisconsin-based photographer Joe Garza composed “Mystic Dreams” to bring together many of the core elements that make the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore such a special place: layers of ancient sandstone endlessly reshaped by Lake Superior’s pounding waves, a shallow pool in the rock and the subtle curve of the shoreline and trees receding in the distance.
Joe positioned himself along the island’s western shoreline, just inches above the sandstone, to capture the Milky Way reflecting perfectly in the pool. You’ll notice a shooting star crossing the core. Saturn and Jupiter are also visible.
About this image, Joe said, “I am honored and blessed that Mystic Dreams will represent this
beautiful national park that we all treasure and respect.” He hopes the image moves the viewer to feel the magical qualities of the island, the power of nature, the vastness of the universe and our special place in it.
Proceeds from the sale of this print support The Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, whose mission is to promote an appreciation for and preservation of, the natural environment and cultural heritage of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
This image is the tenth in our series celebrating the outstanding visual beauty of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. It will join our legacy prints: Outer Island lighthouse 2009, Sand Island Lighthouse 2010, Raspberry Lighthouse 2011, Devils Lighthouse 2012, Michigan Island 2013, Outer Island 2014, and Michigan Island Lighthouse 2015, 100 years of Rainbows in 2016 and Devils Looking Glass in
Our thanks to the National Park Service for its support: Lynne Dominy, Superintendent
2019 Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore photography team:
Joe Garza firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Okerstrom email@example.com