There was a pond behind my childhood home in Warwick, NY we called the “Cow Pond” on account of the cows that drank from it. There was a story attached to this pond that a couple had drowned there during the winter after trying to cross over the ice - so this place held a lot of mystery for me. It most likely would have, regardless of any rural myth, since there was such an abundance of wildlife present. I remember seeing a mink chasing a muskrat along the muddy banks during the summer. At the same time I was watching a lot of horror films and reading horror magazines like Fangoria… sometime around 1982. This would only cause me to imagine supernatural beings lurking in the fields behind my house, living in the pond along with the frogs and snakes, the mink and the muskrats.
- Scott Daniel Ellison ‘Iowa, Ohio’
We will have copies of Scott Daniel Ellison’s first monograph, Iowa, Ohio, available for purchase at the gallery!