Edward Burtynsky

Lake Huron

Georgian Bay #1, Four Winds, Pointe-Au-Baril

Georgian Bay #1, Four Winds, Pointe-Au-Baril
Chromogenic print
129.1 x 152.4 cm
On loan from the artist, courtesy of Nicholas Metivier Gallery

The Great Lakes represent one fifth of the world’s accessible fresh water. Toronto is the largest city on the Great Lakes, arguably making it the fresh water capital of the world. As our society transitions from a consumer society to a society of stewardship, it is this natural asset that will be a jewel in the crown. It is up to us to understand it and respect it so that it will continue to give us life and security for today and into the future.