Ever since artist Glenn Wolff and author Jerry Dennis first collaborated—in 1992 on the national bestseller It’s Raining Frogs and Fishes—they have deployed their remarkable talents on helping us understand, immerse in, and love the natural world, both in their northern Michigan homeland near Traverse City and in the realm beyond.

Their latest work, “Lake Michigan Winter” continues in that spirit, and has just been released for the gift-giving season. The limited edition print presents Wolff’s depiction of a turbulent Lake Michigan, all big wave and snow and wind, paired with Dennis’s prose. Lake Michigan is “a thousand lakes,” Dennis writes, changing by the moment, and in so doing, it exhorts us to “Live while you live, damn it.”

A perfect gift for any lover of big water, real or metaphorical.

“Lake Michigan Winter” features hand-set letterpress text by Jerry Dennis and hand-colored intaglio art by Glenn Wolff, in a signed, numbered, and remarqued edition of 150. Printed on BFK Rives 250-gram paper; sheet size 11 x 15 inches. Price is $125, which includes shipping. Product and ordering information bigmaplepress.com/lake-michigan-winter-letterpress-broadside/. “Lake Michigan Winter” is the first in a series; expect the second in spring.

Watch a short video of Wolff and Dennis working on the print here.

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