Vanishing Points, archival pigment prints, 2011-ongoing
In Vanishing Points, I combine extensive research of historical archives, maps and contemporary satellite imagery, as well as direct collaboration with archaeologists, historians and scholars in an effort to locate and photograph significant sites of previous Native American presence. The sites I choose to visit and photograph are literal and metaphorical vanishing points. They are places in the landscape where two lines, or cultures, converge. They are also actual archaeological sites where the sparse evidence of a culture's once vibrant existence has all but disappeared. While visiting these sites, I reflect on the monuments our modern culture will leave behind and what the archaeological evidence of our civilization will reveal about our time on Earth.
This project is presented with financial assistance from the Colonel Eugene E. Myers Foundation, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.