The Great Lakes was founded in 2007 by Rose Lazar as a way to continue doing what she loves, printmaking. Tt all starts with an inspired phrase and then things get popping. Influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Charley Harper, Rob Ryan, Louise Bourgeois, 50 Cent, The Shakers, Campfires, Simon and Garfunkel, Tina Fey, massive amounts of candy, nature and nurture (equally), Ms. Josephine, Sweet Romance and good ole fashioned nostalgia. Rose takes these influences and creates something that feels new and at the same time old hat. All work is hand drawn and hand printed or constructed. Each piece is created with the hopes that you feel like it was made for you.