49. Brooke Lower standing at edge of soybean field after bobbing for apples, Fulton Road, Marshallville, Ohio

Brooke Lower standing at edge of soybean field after bobbing for apples, Fulton Road, Marshallville, Ohio

2008

Archival inkjet print

20 x 24 in. 


At a party organized by her great aunt, Sandra Vitone, Brooke, in long gown, stands wet in a soybean field that touches the yard where Arathea Booth and her two children, Gabriel Booth and Elizabeth Dunn, reside. Most years Arathea’s mom, Sandra, a former hippy and Woodstock Music and Art Fair attendee, puts together some themed party such as Hawaiian luau, Krishna consciousness and, this year, a medieval renaissance fair party. With a love for ornamentation and tendencies toward hoarding, Sandra, being an avid patron of Goodwill and other thrift stores, is able to appoint these get-togethers with plenty of props providing fun and visual texture.