This work is guided by the question “how have landscapes bore witness to atrocity over time?”
I’ve crisscrossed the United States for years, stopping to photograph landscapes of massacre and atrocity. It’s a pull that has been inexplicable and ongoing.
I have been sitting with those images, meditating on the vestigial emotion and energy held by land and structures over time. Working with each of these images affords me time to hold space while researching atrocities that have occurred throughout the United States over swaths of time. The additional element of sewing and embroidering each piece allows a space of continued reflection.
This work is tangible and meant to be held and felt by the audience, encouraging them to ask the same guiding question.