Barbara J. Dombach

Maine Light

 

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This project began in the late summer of 2001.  I accompanied my husband on a journey to northern Maine staying at a lodge in the midst of the properties owned by the northern area paper manufacturing companies.  Little did I know that this adventure would not be just time to rejuvenate my soul and admire nature for it was only a day of rest after a long drive from Pennsylvania till the inquisitiveness to search for the area’s intrinsic character became evident to me.

 

I found abandoned buildings, boats, backwater, desolate towns and trees being reaped from the land. I visited towns where only a few buildings stood but among the residents I made new friends.

 

In 2003, to further my exploration of northern Maine, I was awarded an “Artist in Residence” position at Acadia National Park to explore the “Down East” area.  I made my home away from home at Schoodic Peninsula where I explored the small villages near the back waters of Maine. 

 

Maine Light project continued for the next fourteen years.  Each year I devoted at least 2 weeks to explore northern Maine creating a visual sense of place realized in moments of time. 

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