Sense of Place:Transitional Landscapes from the Evolving Plains
Excerpt: Eggs for Donuts
super-8 video transfer
In 1953 three small towns were flooded in NW North Dakota as a result of the Garrison Damn Project. The people of these three towns were relocated to a new site now known as New Town, North Dakota. A family connection to the flooding led to the start of this photographic series, as did the Bakken oil boom, which continues to transform the land. With both interests in mind Sense of Place addresses the complex story of this altered landscape and studies the connections we as individuals make to history and heritage.
(this work is in conversation with my documentary film piece Eggs for Donuts, which has shown under the same title)