My friend Kim and I were accepted to a very exciting project with the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, ME called CSA – Community Supporting Arts. We were paired with a local farm, Wholesome Holmstead of Winthrop, ME, and we are going to create a body of work based on our inspirations from the farmland, the farmers, and their community interaction. We’ve visited the farm twice so far and have been having an amazing time.
We went back today, hoping to spend all day on the farm painting and taking photographs, but today’s temperature and wind was just too much for us to handle! We literally only lasted 10 or 15 minutes outside. We couldn’t feel our fingers after taking our photo adventure.
So we went to the farm stand to purchase some food to take back to my warm studio and ran into our farmer who taught us about cheese making.
Kim’s a great fiber artist and recently taught me how to weave. We first bonded with each other about being photographers so we thought this was a great way to combine our interests and connections. The idea is that we’ll take tons of photographs over the seasons, focusing on how the farm and farmers are woven into their community. (all puns intended) Our first joint effort — a prototype/work-through sketch of a fiber and photography project we have in mind. These are photo transfers of farm images we have taken so far.