serial boxes follows a group of individuals whose paths have intersected with wooden slatted boxes, each box painted with black numbers. these serialized boxes are scattered throughout a small rural community - beside a stream, in roadside weeds, in a lakeside shack.
these boxes elicit a variety of emotions, stir up numerous questions, and pull those who encounter them deep into a tale that began long before they were born. such a journey is capable of merging a person's unspoken doubts with fears they have longed to silence; no longer out of sight, or out of mind.
these boxes exist because someone asked the question: would you like to disappear?
Shadows Over Granite Shores takes place as spring transitions to summer for two sixteen-year-old residents of Roxby Cove, Maine.
the story opens with Ben Ames breaking into a home. Ben untangles the consequences of his choices as he rebuilds broken trust and shaky relationships. from his vantage point at the fringes of social life, Ben reflects on history and an individual's role in shaping the future.
Meredith Owen nears the anniversary of the death of her uncle to whom she was very close. summer approaches and Meredith anticipates exhibiting her art in the upcoming festival. Meredith grows confidence in her art and relationships and begins to name her goals and desires.
Ben and Meredith unravel the story of the Roxby Cove community past and present as they explore justice, love and risks taken for both.
. . . coming to owl tree whimsyin 2020 . . .
on my blog naming darkness finding light, which ran from September 2015 to June 2019, I shared my journey of recovery from self-harm and suicidal thoughts and actions. the reclaiming series was the concluding set of reflections for the blog, in which I dived deeper into how I reclaimed my body, my creative freedom, gratitude, the joy of food, and my identity.