Water Hutch is part of an ongoing inquiry focused on the production of ethno-specific research assemblies. Reminiscent of the many waterways that meander through the Midwest, the work consists of a sinuous line made up of three oxbows. The constituent forms are constructed of built up dimensional lumber. Cloaked in an array of end grain, surface grain, the set of parts serve as an ambiguous measure by which people may situate themselves. It might best be understood as a set of objects or trace that indicates the presence of, and makes clearly recognizable, its context as referent rather than source or setting. It operates metaphorically as an open set of shelves onto which people, and thereby, memories accumulate. As an investigation into the social and spatial phenomenon associated with the hutch, a time lapse video was developed using, in part, the accompanying images (Goché_AEHutchSeries_1-6). This work was exhibited at The Bemis Center for the Arts, the Soap Factory and the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art. The work is now part of the Faegre Baker Daniel permanent collection (Space designed by Substance Architecture). See Image Goché_FBDHutchSeroies_1. An additional work was commissioned by Faegre Baker Daniel. See images Goché_FBDHutchSeries_2-5.