Blast, 2015
Blast, 2015

Interstate 80, a 2,900 mile transcontinental highway connecting San Francisco, California, to Teaneck, New Jersey, ran through our backyard. Separating our white farmhouse from the pavement was a 40 foot deep lake, dug out to supply fill for the highway when it was constructed. Quarrying for materials is a process of movement, a relocation from one site to another. For our family, quarrying was the movement of upward mobility. The relocation of materials begins with a blast. 

 

Anne flexing, 2007
Anne flexing, 2007
Anne and Isla by the corn field, 2014
Anne and Isla by the corn field, 2014
Anne surrounded by her paintings, 2001
Anne surrounded by her paintings, 2001
Crystal with sand at twelve, 1996
Crystal with sand at twelve, 1996
Water 2, 2007
Water 2, 2007
Crusher, 2015
Crusher, 2015
Quarry wall, 2013
Quarry wall, 2013
Anne and Crystal, 2014
Anne and Crystal, 2014
Crystal holding Zoe, 2001
Crystal holding Zoe, 2001
Crystal in the swamp at Valley, age 6, 1990
Crystal in the swamp at Valley, age 6, 1990
Crystal at Valley cabin, 2008
Crystal at Valley cabin, 2008
Water, 2007
Water, 2007
Crystal and Oscar, 1999
Crystal and Oscar, 1999
The room Oscar died in after the bed was removed, 2004
The room Oscar died in after the bed was removed, 2004
"Fearless Leader," holding the remainder of Oscar's ashes, 2015
"Fearless Leader," holding the remainder of Oscar's ashes, 2015
Water 4, 2007
Water 4, 2007
Crystal in the lake, 1995
Crystal in the lake, 1995
Crystal at 11, 1995
Crystal at 11, 1995
The destroyed portrait, 1997
The destroyed portrait, 1997
Holding the honeymoon after the divorce, 1999
Holding the honeymoon after the divorce, 1999
Front door, 1996
Front door, 1996
Sun, 2013
Sun, 2013
Playhouse, 1997
Playhouse, 1997
Two hearts, 1997
Two hearts, 1997
Finn, 2013
Finn, 2013
Quarry background child's toy, 2014
Quarry background child's toy, 2014
Water 6, 2007
Water 6, 2007
Trellis, 2016
Trellis, 2016
Wet, 2007
Wet, 2007
David, 2009
David, 2009
David and Isla, 2013
David and Isla, 2013
Snake, 2015
Snake, 2015
Apples, 2013
Apples, 2013
Isla, 2013
Isla, 2013
Isla and apple tree, 2015
Isla and apple tree, 2015
Finn at 4, 2013
Finn at 4, 2013
Finn at 6, 2015
Finn at 6, 2015
Split oak, 2013
Split oak, 2013
Finn and Isla, 2013
Finn and Isla, 2013
Father and daughter, 1999
Father and daughter, 1999
Preserved butterfly, 2013
Preserved butterfly, 2013
Anne asleep, 2015
Anne asleep, 2015
Anne, 2010
Anne, 2010
Crystal at 31, 2015
Crystal at 31, 2015
Water, 2007
Water, 2007
Blast, 2015
Anne flexing, 2007
Anne and Isla by the corn field, 2014
Anne surrounded by her paintings, 2001
Crystal with sand at twelve, 1996
Water 2, 2007
Crusher, 2015
Quarry wall, 2013
Anne and Crystal, 2014
Crystal holding Zoe, 2001
Crystal in the swamp at Valley, age 6, 1990
Crystal at Valley cabin, 2008
Water, 2007
Crystal and Oscar, 1999
The room Oscar died in after the bed was removed, 2004
"Fearless Leader," holding the remainder of Oscar's ashes, 2015
Water 4, 2007
Crystal in the lake, 1995
Crystal at 11, 1995
The destroyed portrait, 1997
Holding the honeymoon after the divorce, 1999
Front door, 1996
Sun, 2013
Playhouse, 1997
Two hearts, 1997
Finn, 2013
Quarry background child's toy, 2014
Water 6, 2007
Trellis, 2016
Wet, 2007
David, 2009
David and Isla, 2013
Snake, 2015
Apples, 2013
Isla, 2013
Isla and apple tree, 2015
Finn at 4, 2013
Finn at 6, 2015
Split oak, 2013
Finn and Isla, 2013
Father and daughter, 1999
Preserved butterfly, 2013
Anne asleep, 2015
Anne, 2010
Crystal at 31, 2015
Water, 2007
Blast, 2015

Interstate 80, a 2,900 mile transcontinental highway connecting San Francisco, California, to Teaneck, New Jersey, ran through our backyard. Separating our white farmhouse from the pavement was a 40 foot deep lake, dug out to supply fill for the highway when it was constructed. Quarrying for materials is a process of movement, a relocation from one site to another. For our family, quarrying was the movement of upward mobility. The relocation of materials begins with a blast. 

 

Anne flexing, 2007
Anne and Isla by the corn field, 2014
Anne surrounded by her paintings, 2001
Crystal with sand at twelve, 1996
Water 2, 2007
Crusher, 2015
Quarry wall, 2013
Anne and Crystal, 2014
Crystal holding Zoe, 2001
Crystal in the swamp at Valley, age 6, 1990
Crystal at Valley cabin, 2008
Water, 2007
Crystal and Oscar, 1999
The room Oscar died in after the bed was removed, 2004
"Fearless Leader," holding the remainder of Oscar's ashes, 2015
Water 4, 2007
Crystal in the lake, 1995
Crystal at 11, 1995
The destroyed portrait, 1997
Holding the honeymoon after the divorce, 1999
Front door, 1996
Sun, 2013
Playhouse, 1997
Two hearts, 1997
Finn, 2013
Quarry background child's toy, 2014
Water 6, 2007
Trellis, 2016
Wet, 2007
David, 2009
David and Isla, 2013
Snake, 2015
Apples, 2013
Isla, 2013
Isla and apple tree, 2015
Finn at 4, 2013
Finn at 6, 2015
Split oak, 2013
Finn and Isla, 2013
Father and daughter, 1999
Preserved butterfly, 2013
Anne asleep, 2015
Anne, 2010
Crystal at 31, 2015
Water, 2007
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