Artist: Lena Pak

Size: 18" x 24"


The reference picture for this oil painting was taken at Minneopa State Park, where thousands of people have carved messages and words into the cliff side. Some were old and worn, having been softened by years of erosion. Others were new and sharp, scarring the natural rock face. I couldn’t help thinking about all the individuals who took the time and energy to carve into stone, hoping to leave a mark, a message, a legacy; Acting on the human desire to be remembered by those who come next.

"I was here."