I'm developing a name for myself as "the wallpaper lady" around the area where my summer house is. Someone knows someone who knows me and the news of another house being renovated brings me to a new doorstep. Sometimes I'm expected/invited and sometimes I have to knock and own up to my rather odd interest. I've gotten questioning stares, but I've always left the house with a part of its history in my camera.
Ever since 2006 I've been photographing the layers of history in torn wallpaper. In a way I feel like I am preserving the history of these houses which have been sold to people who are renovating them for summer homes. Even though my Remnants series formed a solo show last May, it seems my love affair has not ended with the creation of this body of work. This summer I was introduced to the King house in Dunfield, Trinity Bay. Here are some of what I like to think of as "natural compositions":