Description In 1905, the Mataafa Storm ravaged Lake Superior sinking 29 ships. In response, what we now know as the Split Rock Lighthouse was built. Constructed in an area with no road access, all materials were shipped in by boat, and then hoisted by crane up the sheer 130-ft cliff. The lighthouse was completed and first lit in 1910 and after 59 years of service, the light was retired. The lighthouse has now been restored to its 1920s appearance, and the area is a Minnesota State Park and National Historic Landmark.
Wayne Moran, Minneapolis Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement As a Minnesota based photographer and artist, Wayne focuses his skills and energies on landscapes, cityscapes, architectural, nature and portrait photography.
His best work comes from images first painted in his mind. He mulls over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture, he takes action. The result is images that deeply touch a person's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams.
His images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary. The images are used to communicate their shared vision and values. Book, magazine and calendar publishers have featured his images in their publications and on their covers. His photographs also grace and enhance the décor of many fine homes.