2021 ArtPrize Entry – Rocky Shores is a tribute to the natural beauty of Michigan and to the Great Lakes’ shorelines. Michigan has the world’s most diverse stone and mineral deposits known to man, truly a geologist’s dream! Staying true to my artistic aesthetic, Rocky Shores has semi-precious stones and crystals embedded onto the shoreline: Look for Petoskey stones, Leland Blue, amethyst, diamond crystals, tourmaline, blue striped agate, pink opal, lepidolite, and mica to name just a few. The more you look, the more you will see. Depending upon where you stand, the lighthouse ‘flashes’ with a Swarovski crystal. Your view of Rocky Shores changes as you change your stance … similar to real life. There’s always more to the story, more to consider, more to take in. Your perspective and acceptance may be different when you allow yourself to see your life or someone else’s situation from a different point of view.