Jill R. Baker
Pasture (Fall 2020-Spring 2021)
In collaboration with Rural Alchemy Workshop (R.A.W.) and the Secretome Project.
photos by Jill R. Baker and K-Haw
In the pasture the paper has been waiting for the water to come. I am placing paper, tucking it in, in these water-carved drains, listening. Once upon a time a pond was dug to hold a little bit of this watershed. When you try to ask the land and the water what it wants to leave on the paper you have placed so carefully in the drainage leading from the pasture to the creek (river, bigger river, ocean), what it can tell you about this place (pasture, watershed, rainfall, transformation), be prepared for a reclaiming. Soon it spills past all at once because in Winter the water does not have time to stop and consider your nonsense.