After Lee’s Retreat documents the landscape and history of the final days of the American Civil War. Through direct, wax rubbings, the large-scale, mixed media photographic prints physically imbue the language of the historical markers that chronicle and memorialize the historic sites. This binary layering of past and present considers the history, location, and the contemporary landscape of rural Virginia.

Cottage Farm, S-43, 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

Cottage Farm, S-43, (detail), 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

Confederate Fort Whitworth, S-82, 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

Appomattox Campaign (Sutherland Station), K-313, 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

Lee’s Retreat, M-11, 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

Lee’s Retreat, M-15, 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

Battle of Sailor’s (Saylers) Creek, M-26, obverse, 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

High Bridge, F-60, 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

Eve of Appomattox, F-60, 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

Eve of Appomattox, F-60, (detail), 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

The Last Fight, K-156, 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

The Last Fight, K-156, (detail), 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

Surrender at Appomattox, K-157, 2015, crayon over archival pigment print, 32 x 44 inches  

Working on-site. I make a print approximately the size of the sign and do a crayon rubbing of the text, directly onto the print.  

Installation view