I began photographing burial mounds about the same time I was going through a divorce. I was drawn to the visual bump in the landscape and the mysteries of the people such as the Hopewell who built the mounds. Many mounds were discovered by farmers or early archeologists and were often uncovered, altered, pilfered, and then recovered. Others were simply destroyed. Why were these ancient mounds not taught in school history text books and why were they not protected?
I feel a connection with the ancient cultures and the mounds. We both had a sacred space altered and patched back together again. Life moves forward and although recovered, some scars will remain, covered and buried beneath a mound of hope.