SCHANILEC, Gaylord, b.1955. ~ The Hungry Mind.
Colour wood engraving, one of an edition of 190, signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil by the artist. Image size 11.5 x 13.5 cm (4.5 x 5.5 ins). Paper Size 40.5 x 26 cm.
One of twelve wood engravings for the artist’s book Lac des Pleurs, printed and published by the artist under his imprint Midnight Paper Sales: a real magnum opus and an astonishing tribute to Lake Pepin by a modern day natural philosopher.
The Hungry Mind is the artist’s boat, in which he undertook the seven year odyssey studying the 22-mile length of the upper Mississippi River known as Lake Pepin. This widest naturally occurring part of the river was dubbed the “Lake of Tears” by Louis Hennepin in 1680, inspired by the tears of Indian men whose desire to kill the Frenchman was frustrated by their chief.