Fine Morning

August of 2012 I took a 6-day trip from Chimney Rock, Nebraska to Devil’s Gate, Wyoming, retracing the original Oregon-California-Mormon Pioneer Trail as best I could. I brought along several sculptures and a copy of the diary my great-great-grandfather (James Bellamy Farmer) wrote as he traveled this trail in 1853.

This long-term video project¬†is an imagined historical narrative, using original diary excerpts, but featuring two women as protagonists. I’ve shot additional footage over the years and am slowly working on putting everything together. Here are a few stills from this work-in-progress.

Fine Morning | 2013 | Recent Work