"Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." ~Walker Evans
Heather, I can say without hesitation, is the best. She plays an administrative role for the trails crew in Acadia National Park, keeping all of the field season chaos corralled. Her attention and help during my residency proved invaluable, introducing me to everyone (literally) and making sure I had room to bring as much inclusiveness as possible into my project. We checked in near daily where she aligned me to crew locations and who I should first look for once I arrived onsite. She also upfront keyed me into some worksite expectations and crew culture. Let’s just say that when working with Heather (and the crew overall) a bit of sarcasm, friendly ribbing, and levity go in hand with a hearty chuckle and true assistance and guidance. It would be difficult not like Heather because she is one hundred percent engaged in supporting the team and also attached to each colleague personally. …and just fundamentally thoughtful and kind, which makes a combination that’s magic to be around and work with.
Thank you, Heather, for helping make my experience with the crew and at Acadia happen. It means much and more than you know. Respect.
Hasselblad 500C medium format SLR camera + Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 lens+ Kodak Professional Tri-X 400 black and white film
2015 Artist in Residence
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park