Deborah A Garwood
Interdisciplinary Art | Information Science
All images and text copyright Deborah A Garwood unless otherwise noted.
This site offers an introduction to my work.
Evans Pond: A Long-term Study of a Single Place
In 1997, I initiated an ongoing project to study this former millpond.
I photograph the woods and water. I study archival information about the site. I gather maps and data. I collect stories about the pond from people who enjoyed its beauty.
Evans Pond is a recreational area located in Camden County, New Jersey. The pond lies along the Cooper River as it passes through Haddonfield.
Exploring the lost significance of Evans Pond through imagery, narrative forms, data, and analysis of visual artifacts, my project suggests that the site’s compromised environmental condition has been exacerbated by a loss of local cultural memory and fragmentation of governance.
As part of the Cooper River Watershed, Evans Pond is a living laboratory that contributes to residents' quality of life.
As a natural resource, Evans Pond holds a connection to the region's past-- an archives of landscape.
Vintage snapshot of two people posing in front of the dam at Evans Pond. Anonymous, undated. Collection Deborah A Garwood.
Early 20th century picture postcard, "Ruins of the Old Haddon Mill. Haddonfield, N.J." Collection Deborah A Garwood, family archives.