Shared Earth: The Ancient Mounds Project began in 2011 when I discovered there was an ancient mounds driving trail in northeastern Louisiana. I set out to drive the trail, find as many of the mounds as possible, and photograph them. I am indebted to Dr. Joe Saunders, former regional archaeologist, for accompanying me to the sites, telling me their stories, and introducing me to the landowners who protect them.
This 3+ year project resulted in a book (Poverty Point: Revealing the Forgotten City, with Dr. Diana Greenlee, LSU Press, 2015) and an exhibit (Shared Earth:The Ancient Mounds Project at the Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana, 2014-2015.) This exhibit has since traveled to the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport, Louisiana and a portion of it is currently included in the Moundbuilders: Ancient Architects of North America exhibit at the Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It will be on view there until 2020.
This is a small sampling of the mounds portfolio along with selected installation photos.