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.