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Holocene - Framed Soundwave Art

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  • Bon Iver inspired soundwave art. 
  • Framed and ready-to-hang with a black wood frame and museum-quality glass. 
  • Three size choices: Tabloid, Classic, Premium. 
  • Schedule a virtual visit if you're interested in an oversized custom design project. 
  • American made. 

Justin Vernon told NPR about the song: "Holocene is a bar in Portland, OR, but it’s also the name of a geologic era, an epoch if you will. It’s a good example of how all the songs are all meant to come together as this idea that places are times and people are places and times are… people? [Laughs.] They can all be different and the same at the same time. Most of our lives feel like these epochs. That’s kind of what that song’s about. “Once I knew I was not magnificent.” Our lives feel like these epochs, but really we are dust in the wind. But I think there’s a significance in that insignificance that I was trying to look at in that song."

Vernon was born and brought up in Eau Claire and still resides there. The song has three verses about three different times of his life living in the Wisconsin town. The song title is a metaphor for when you're not doing well, but it's also a song about redemption and realizing that you're worth something.