COMING HOME

Ruth Hager's avatar Ruth Hager

On a sunny, Sunday afternoon, exactly ten years after 9/11, my husband’s cousin took us for a tour of Asbury Grove. This lovely shaded community, north of Boston, began in 1859 as a Methodist Camp Meeting ground. It is the only camp meeting ground in the United States that has offered a program every summer it began. I was captivated by the colorful cottages with names such as “Precious,” “Heaven’s Scent,” “The Blessing,” Martin’s Manna,” “Angel’s Rest” and “Hate to Leave It.” Those names give me a sense of how strong and meaningful the connection is between this place and its residents. And now it has taken over a corner in my heart. That is why I call this work “Coming Home.” To create this piece, I chose photos of sixteen cottages and had a professional photo lab print each image and then apply a UV and water-resistant coating. I arranged and mounted the photos on one of my 38 by 48 inch handmade, lightweight fabric-covered frames. I hope you will enjoy "Coming Home."

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Digital Photography
  • Width: 4
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 4