Cataract Cabin takes its title from Jane Bowles’s short story, “Camp Cataract,” set on a precipice above a roaring waterfall. My piece was inspired by a tourist cabin I saw in New Hampshire perched on a giant rock and configured to accommodate its unlikely pedestal. I made the rock split in two to hold household debris that can be seen inside: a mirror, bedsprings, a wooden chain. On one side of the rock, a pipe protrudes, spilling water; on the other, a tied-up rowboat rests vertically. A gangway leads away from the porch, as if to suggest a level of water that is no longer there.
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