The camp house: a carport with blue tarp for parties; this is Kamasami Kong on KIKI; Pintos and Datsuns; old mayonnaise jars filled with water for scaring away pissing dogs.

Tara Bray Smith's essays and interviews have appeared in Artforum, Granta, Guernica, Weltkunst, WSJ., and on NPR. She is the author of West of Then, a memoir about Hawaii, and Betwixt, a novel for young adults. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany.