Hi, I'm Xiomáro. And I wanted to tell you a little bit more about this photograph you are looking at. Uh, when I got the commission from the National Park Service to create this photograph and collection, the timing was such that the photographs would end up being taken during the summer, which is a very different landscape than the winter one that George Washington's troops experienced. uh, but I came back again uh, oh just a few months ago actually to take measurements over at the Jockey Hollow, uh, Visitor Center. for this very exhibit. And when I arrived, all of Jockey Hollow was just blanketed in snow and I had never seen it that way before. So, after I was done taking the measurements, I decided to go for a hike. I went over by the, by the huts and when I saw the, uh, soldiers' huts there in the snow, I knew I just had to take a picture of it. So, even though this photograph, uh, was taken after the commission was completed, uh, I'm giving it to the Park Service to incorporate it as part of their commission.
Artist in Residence, Xiomáro, describes his process for photography at Morristown National Historical Park.