Artist Dune Shacks The following photographs are of the Artist Dune Shacks and the surrounding habitat of the Peaked Hill Bars area in the Cape Cod National Seashore Park in Massachusetts. The play of light on the shifting sands and the erosion from ocean storms on the shoreline creates a constantly changing landscape of sandy hues and green textures under an ever altering sky of blue and cloud cover. In the midst of this rolling landscape are a few wind blown, sun-baked shacks that are inhabited late spring to fall. Protected by the National Register of Historic Places, these modest structures are nestled into a delicate stretch of tan colored dunes, dark green Pitch Pine groves, and shimmering grasslands on the outer cape between Truro and Provincetown. Since the early 1900’s, community members, visitors and artists have come to the dunes to find inspiration and peace of mind. Here, poet e.e. cummings, painter Jackson Pollack, playwright Tennessee Williams, and writer Jack Kerouac, as well as many other notable artists, have created singular works of art in their medium. With the sounds of breaking waves on the beach mixed with the wind and the songs of birds as a background soundtrack, the dunes are an exceptional setting for reflection and renewal.