Winter Cabin (Turtle Island Preserve, Boone NC)
Our 200 square foot cabin is off the grid, with no running water and no electricity. The wooden structure is propped up on large stones, where underneath Simma, the shepherd dog that came with the territory, resides at night. The cabin was created years ago by volunteers of Turtle Island, and we are now participating in the community of this beautiful and remote preserve. Horses, mules, goats, chickens, and pigs are a part of the pasture and farm land. My husband and I desire to experience life in a closer connection with the natural world, and to discover the overlooked luxuries of authentic hard work and life without the distractions of modern conveniences. Our hope is to share these experiences with others that are seeking to find a more authentic and meaningful relationship with the natural systems that support life. My studio space changes as the seasons unfold. The fall allowed the luxury of a large open cabin but as winter sets in I will have to explore a cabin with a pot belly stove, or nontraditional materials for creating works of art in frigid winter weather.