Dormant Seasons is an examination of memory through observations of present-day Wisconsin. The reportage of current life events echo experiences I had as a child and create a new kind of family album. As a distillation of my earliest mental images, these previously overlooked details narrate the past and present through the seasonal and cyclical patterns of rural living.
The rawness of winter, often lasting over half the year, is a time of harvest, rest, and bonding before the verdant bloom of summer. While dormant on the surface, this time is alive with a warmth that deepens our sense of place and defines our sense of home. This series is a cinematic retelling of the many generations who’ve lived on the prairie and harvested from its waters and woods.