"1881" is an ongoing series that further explores ideas introduced in my Master's exhibition "The Fall of New Zion". Inspired by my age long fascination with science fiction, horror, and a newer interest in history, the body of work is a multi-media exploration of the power of both folk lore and historical narrative and their ability to form emotional connections to our surroundings.
Stories have the ability to alter the relationship we have with the places we inhabit. With a narrative associated to an environment, that space has the potential to grow larger than the area it occupies. "1881" investigates this power of narrative through a variety of voices and mediums to weave a fantastic story in a larger history of the Missouri River Valley region of the Midwest.