this is one of the studio projects we had to do in fall semester of sophomore year. there is an infamous park in Syracuse called Thornden Park and it has a bad reputation for rape and murder. some of you may have read the book ‘the lovely bones’ by alice sebold. mrs. sebold attended Syracuse University and was raped in Thornden Park. the story of her experience in that park was what propelled her story of ‘the lovely bones.’ anyway, our project was to go off with one other partner in a certain direction and take a picture after every twenty steps. my partner is highly spiritual and did not like this project at all. i don’t think i’ve ever seen her that pissed off; she kept talking about how much she needed amethyst. we all understood how she felt - the entire class was surprised that our professors let us go off on our own, even though it was still daylight. although it was a little difficult working with my partner, i think our pictures came out pretty well! we all started at the Amphitheatre, the location of where mrs. sebold was attacked. the Amphitheatre can be seen in the last picture of the photoset, where ben is standing in the middle. this whole concept of how space carries memories and definition truly describes how strong a place can be. the impact that it has made on various people can be very surprising, whether or not they are spiritual. i personally did not feel anything in Thornden Park that day, but if i was by myself or i was there at nighttime, it would be extremely unsettling… what are your thoughts on the situation? how would you feel in Thornden Park?