Duluth, Minnesota, sits on the edge of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. Although connected via the lake and the St. Lawrence Seaway to seafaring vessels from around the globe, this city of 80,000 remains far outside the centers of fashion. It is a place where nature dominates and people seldom make news, with a few exceptions. Duluth native Bob Dylan, for example, captured the toughness of the North Country in his songs for years. But poetry comes in many forms, and Duluth-based David Salmela, FAIA, exemplifies the body and soul of these same wooded lands in his skillfully crafted designs.