Fred Somers

Twenty Views of Dundas
Fred Somers
Spring Thaw
Artist Statement:
March 19, 1920 was the date on this photograph of the so-called “Castle Mill” named for the parapet along the roof. The photo shows the break up of ice in the Cannon River: the end of a long winter and the promise of spring and summer warmth. I talked with Stuart Chester who remembers riding the ice floes as a boy. He went on to serve in WWII and still lives in Dundas today. This piece represents rebirth after winter, and also connects with the people and the mill history of Dundas.

The First Edition
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Fred signing First Edition