I spent an autumn month as a resident of Spark Box Studio in Prince Edward County, Ontario. My comrade at the residency was Halifax based printmaker Sera Senakovicz. She conducted a fascinating investigation into the history and landscape of Picton called the ‘What Was Here Project’. Before arriving, Sera screen printed handsome posters which spruced up every shop window in town, then visited local residents to hear the stories of their homes. We spent time exploring derelict buildings together and taking walks along farm lanes documenting nature’s claim over agricultural machinery.