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Label, Braarud Fine Art, La Conner, WA

Kesler E. Woodward wrote, “But it was left to Sydney Laurence to define visually the notion of a land so big that it dwarfs human activity and accomplishment. He produced that image not by eliminating human traces, but by juxtaposing them with the landscape in such a way that the hegemony of the land was made clear. That predominance of the land over man had been lost in the American West by Laurence’s time, and in Alaska it was already under siege. But by giving us that powerful image of humans in an earlier, more subordinate relationship to the mountains, the sea, the cold, and the northern lights, he has allowed a few more generations to feel the magic of the frontier.”

The Artist
Carl C. Block, Peoria, IL
Patricia Block Mara, Palos Verdes, CA, by descent
Private Collection, OR

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