Our little 4 unit family pod (6 if you count the dogs) often travels to Wisconsin in the summer to visit relatives. We spend 4th of July at a lake, usually in Delavan or Walworth, gathering with hundreds of fellow humans to watch fireworks.
Coming from Los Angeles where water is scarce and the potential for brushfire is terrifying, we love watery Wisconsin summer nights where young people set candle-lit wish lanterns aloft, fireflies twinkle in the bushes, and kids run around waving sparklers through tall damp grass while fireworks bloom overhead.
The yearly summer ritual is communal, jingoist, tribal, pagan, patriotic, inclusive, exclusive, weird, surreal, magical, beautiful, off-putting, unsound, dangerous and/or supremely fun, depending on your point of view.
“Sparklers” (above) – 10″ x 20″ prints available here
“Wish Lanterns” (below) – 11″ x 14″ prints available here.
Very limited editions of prints (under 30) when they sell out no more will be created.