Haystack Open Residency
The decks of @haystack_school are its arteries. The boards are unfinished hemlock, left to grey and bare the Maine winter snow and summer sun. Every ten years or more individual planks need to be replaced due to rot, cracking or splintering. The maintenance staff marks them with a small spray of yellow spray paint when their service is complete.
After talking with the staff, I was led to a burn pile of these planks and saw they might still have yet another life left to live.
This bench was informed by the architecture and the methods of construction and fabrication used for the decking.
In this small exercise I was able to both collaborate with Edward Larabee Barnes and create a new meeting space for my fellow residence of Haystack.
What a gift I was given.