Virginia A. Spiegel


vspiegel@comcast.net

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Artist Information for Virginia A. Spiegel

It’s all about nature, but not a generic nature.  My artwork is about landscapes I have experienced, studied, photographed, drawn, and lived in.  Each one is based on my experiences in a specific location in a specific season.  These artworks are a testament to the human need for wild areas. As Edward Albee wrote, "Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit."

My sister and I have made more than twenty wilderness canoe journeys in the Boundary Waters Canoe Areas wilderness for a total of almost 200 days in the last fourteen years.  The Boundary Waters, a million acres set aside from human development along the Minnesota/Canadian border, was named one of National Geographic Traveler's "50 Places of a Lifetime" with good reason.

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Boundry Waters 94

Boundry Waters 9425.75" x 35"   Photo by Deidre Adams

I have become enamored, or perhaps obsessed, with one rock formation in the Boundary Waters. We have camped there numerous times, but each time its size, its changing faces, its sheer weight of time and age inspires me to create more artwork about it. 



Boundry Waters 95

Boundry Waters 9525.5" x 36"   Photo by Deidre Adams

I have become enamored, or perhaps obsessed, with one rock formation in the Boundary Waters. We have camped there numerous times, but each time its size, its changing faces, its sheer weight of time and age inspires me to create more artwork about it. 



Boundry Waters 93

Boundry Waters 9326.5" x 35.75"   Photo by Deidre Adams

I have become enamored, or perhaps obsessed, with one rock formation in the Boundary Waters. We have camped there numerous times, but each time its size, its changing faces, its sheer weight of time and age inspires me to create more artwork about it. 



Boundry Waters 92

Boundry Waters 9251.5" x 36.5"   Photo by Deidre Adams

I have become enamored, or perhaps obsessed, with one rock formation in the Boundary Waters. We have camped there numerous times, but each time its size, its changing faces, its sheer weight of time and age inspires me to create more artwork about it.