“Middle Bay Light”


“Middle Bay Light” is an Intaglio Etching of a historic Lighthouse in Mobile Bay, Alabama, framed  size is 17″ x 14″   Image size is 9 3/4″  x  7 3/4″ , all mats and backing are acid free.   Black frame SOLD, Brown print still available.

There were 30 Black and White prints in one edition, and I printed an edition of 25 in sepia.  I only have a couple of prints left so number or color may vary based on availability at the time order is placed.

**Available for purchase and pick up at the Village Artisan’s Gallery in Yellow Springs, OH or at the ARTery Gallery in downtown Dayton.  Please email me for inquiries melaniemorrett@gmail.com  thank you 🙂

Each print has been hand inked, wiped, and printed from a copper plate that has been drawn on and etched in acid many times to engrave the lines and values into the metal.  The prints were then dried,  signed, and numbered.  Although there is a small edition of the same image, each print is in essence an original work of art. 

Blank note cards are available using this etching.

What inspired me to do an etching of the Middle Bay Lighthouse?

My  dad, Gene Gleaves, grew up on Mobile Bay and as my siblings and I grew up it seems we never lived too far from dad’s home water, and for many years we had a sailboat.  Dad taught us that to be out on the water was to breath in new life, leaving your worries behind to embrace life moment by moment. With every shift in wind direction, tack of the sails, turn of the wench, land sound of the waves lapping on the boat, you were transported to another place and time.  It seemed almost magical.  At night sleeping on the boat was hot and sticky, yet we were lulled sleep as we  listened to the sound of the ropes gently clanging against the mast, as the boat rocked us gently from side to side. The hotter it was in the Summer sun the more we appreciated the breeze while sailing, and feeling the refreshing sprays of water on your body as you cut through the water and waves.  Those were some of my favorite memories growing up.

We went on many boating trips in and out of Mobile Bay and the Middle Bay Light House is a visual marker between the Bay and Gulf waters.  For boaters on their way to greater adventures, the Middle Bay Light House was a marker they looked for to know they were on their way to a new adventure.  It is a welcomed site to boaters headed home.

Middle Bay Light House is a historic monument and has been restored and maintained by a very special historic society in Mobile, AL.  Thanks to them, you can still see and enjoy it today.  We always put out anchor near the lighthouse to take a swim and cool off before the final trek of our journey home. Sweet memories 

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All orders can be picked up from the Collaboratory at Talbott Tower, 114 West First Street, Unit B, Dayton, OH 45402.  Or if you prefer, you can pick up your purchase from my home in Beavercreek, or a half way meeting place.  :)  If necessary, Shipping can be available.  Buyer pays shipping expense, USPS, UPS, or FED EX , plus $10 purchase packaging fee.

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