A clamshell box containing a summer's worth of Fuji Instax photographs and other Lake ephemera. Each month's book contains a record on which weekends I spent at the lake. It is a record of a summer.
Lake Lashaway, East Brookfield, Massachusetts. Four generations of my family have spent summers by the Lake.
The Lake has been a recurring theme in my work because it is a central place of curiosity in my past, present and future. The Lake is a home that is seasonal; it is a place that contains a sense of purpose and a sense of belonging. But for all it's importance, at this moment it is a place I cannot be. So the Lake work always seems to come out of longing, trying to understand the newest incarnation of the place. What did it mean this year? How does that knowledge accumulate? These questions drive me to make representations of what I want to take with me, what I continue to be fascinated by.
This series of prints was an exploration of creating and layering a variety of maps, including original blueprints of our house on the Lake. The maps incorporate written memories about our home and our lives in this place. The cyanotypes are printed on Beinfang tracing paper using hand-drawn paper negatives.