In early 2012 two strangers met for the first time to collaborate on the creation of an art quilt and a short story. Edward Schuldt came to my house to introduce himself and to see where we might make a connection between his writing and my art. He explained he only writes prose and I talked about my desire to do something creative with images of the old and crumpling buildings in Eastern North Carolina.
After that meeting I began by gathering photos of old buildings whenever they had the right lighting. Some of these photos spoke to Edward and some didn’t. We eventually settled on this old shed as the major player in the story he developed.
Then he told me the basketball goal had to go because he was doing a story from the Civil War era. Here is the shed with goal still attached. I later learned how to remove the basketball goal with the changes I made in Photoshop Elements.