"Sunrise through the Seasons along the Assabet River" documents four seasons from one perspective along the river bank where farmers place the irrigation pumps for their fields. The Assabet River is an important resource for local farmers because its close proximity to farmland allows the farmers to water their fields during dry spells. The summer of 2016 was the hottest and driest summer recorded in New England, with water levels of the Assabet River at an all time low. Documenting this point of the river began as a seasonal outlook from a farmer's point of view but by late summer it became clear that this photographic series was a record of the apparent climatic shift in New England's historic weather patterns and its potential impact on local food production.
(VIDEO) Sights and Sounds :: Four Seasons on a New England Farm
Behind the Lens :: Highlights of Farm Life
For the farm's annual spring celebration, which included food, music and crafts, I created an interactive vine nest and egg to climb in, a nest and egg-making art project, and an intergenerational Sensory Scavenger Hunt.