This rock, those trees, that clearing, the shimmering glow of the water, the smell of the white pines -- it calls to you. You'll find answers there. That sun, those slowly crashing swells, the endless blanket of blue surrounds. Passing storms push through, the sun fades away, yet still warmth is all around you.
It has this glow, this sway: its like the water but through your eyes standing perfectly still on land. There is not reason, only desire and unobstructed momentum to the places that call to you on this land.You come alive.
To orient myself, I began by marking North at the main camp, and studying that direction. While wandering, I would often face wherever I believed was north and take a photograph. I began to call this "Northward".
Lastly, I documented the portal town to the island, Calumet, MI.
My work from the island has been featured in Cabin Time's third Field Guide and the exhibition that coincided the release at Miscellany Gallery, the Rabbit Island Benefit in NYC, Rabbit Island: Works and Research 2010-2013 exhibition at the DeVos Art Museum, and photographed for the NY Times recent feature on the island.www.rabbitisland.org