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Tourist Cabin Porch (Maine)

1976

Tourist Cabin Porch (Maine)

Tourist Cabin Porch (Maine) 1976

Acrylic and Enamel on Wood and Masonite, Glass, 
Metal Screen, Fabric and Incandescent Light
78.5 x 82 x 26.5

Photo Credit: Linda Rosier for The New York Times

Tourist Cabin Porch (Maine)

Tourist Cabin Porch (Maine) 1976

Acrylic and Enamel on Wood and Masonite, Glass, 
Metal Screen, Fabric and Incandescent Light
78.5 x 82 x 26.5

Description

The topics explored in my consciousness-raising group led me to think about my childhood and the forces and experiences that shaped me as a child. The false-front hotels had been fantasies of a sort. Now, I decided that my own experiences would be a source for my work. I remembered family road trips and the nightly ritual of looking for a place to stay. I was also looking closely at a book of Walker Evans photographs I bought at the Museum of Modern Art. One photograph in particular, “Cottage at Ossining Camp,” caught my eye. I decided to make a work inspired by it. I made a trip to Maine to look for tourist cabins that I could photograph, and Tourist Cabin Porch (Maine) is the result of one of those photos.

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