Cataract Cabin continues to explore tourist cabin imagery, this time in a strikingly improbable setting. The piece takes its title from Jane Bowles’s short story “Camp Cataract,” set on a precipice above a roaring waterfall. I also found inspiration in a tourist cabin I saw in New Hampshire built atop a giant rock, configured to accommodate its unlikely pedestal. Here, I split the rock in two to hold household debris: a mirror, bedsprings, a wooden chair. 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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