Lonely (Explored), Lonely tree in the middle of the seasonal Eyasi Lake, on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, Tanzania, 2012. © Benjamin GS
April Gornik’s landscape paintings are based both on real places and imagined views. She painted Lake Light
after traveling to Namibia and Tanzania. Because the lake of this painting’s title is either dried up or not in view, Gornik may have been inspired by the seasonal Lake Eyasi in Tanzania, which can dramatically dry up during the summer dry season.