Cedar Swamp # 5 © Pat Bishop

Cedar Swamp # 5 © Pat Bishop

Artist statement: Cedar Swamp was based on a photo of acreage owned by our grandparents. I had heard of this property, but never seen it. I fell in love with my cousin Mary Kay’s photo.

Cedar Swamp is not buildable property which explains why it is still in its natural state. The property was just a source of firewood to heat our grandparents’ farm house. I am not sure why my cousins still want to own the property. All I know is that I feel a deep connection to these cedars and the haunting photo that my cousin, the photographer, created.

Cedar Swamp # 5 (detail) © Pat Bishop

Cedar Swamp # 5 (detail) © Pat Bishop

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