Gay Head Light

Open Edition Print by Charles Wysocki

Gay Head Light

Charles Wysocki
Open Edition Print
Giclée Canvas
12 × 10 in
Anniversary Edition


Artwork Description

This was on Martha’s Vineyard at Gay Head. The house looked like something out of Teddy Roosevelt’s time. All that’s left now is the tower. It was on a nice, high perch but from some viewpoints, you could not see the sea. The children were inspired by Winslow Homer because he created them as down-to-earth and charming.

They are symbols of another time . . . monuments of a simpler, gentler era . . . guardians and guideposts for safe passage. They are lighthouses and for years they have been staples of Charles Wysocki’s wonderful work. “They

are unique expressions of human creativity,” Wysocki has said. Physically, they represent triumphant solutions to complex engineering problems. Emotionally, they exemplify drama, rescue, poetry, romance, grandeur, nostalgia and artistry.”