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The Lakehouse

The Lakehouse is a body of work documenting a changing landscape and the effects of these changes on three generations of a family. The house, built by the Grandfather of the family has served as a place of gathering for 40 years. As drought affects the area for multiple years and the shore recedes, the family visits the lakehouse less and less. I am interested in the significance of this moment in the family's history as a possible transition point, affecting the relationships of future generations, in their closeness to one another and the landscape. The work also speaks about the importance of landscape and architecture to how and where we build home and family. A drought is a natural disaster stretching slowly over time and its impacts are not seen immediately, like a flood or earthquake. In the series I focus on the hope and hopelessness that comes in waves with the rising and lowering of the lake's level and the passing years, through the mood, objects, people, and spaces inherent to this place.