"The ghosts of past centuries find undisturbed refuge in the American South from the foothills of the Appalachian down to the fertile flatlands of the Gulf Coast. For me the past resides in the present in many forms - land, crops, architecture, and people. In this recent body of work, I combine historical images from the American Civil War with my own photographs to create photomontages depicting an imagined, surreal world set somewhere in the mid-19th century South. These “tableaux” weave together the disparate lives of Union and Confederate soldiers, freedmen and slaves, civilians and clergy. Characters in these fabled scenes and the symbols around them offer fictional narratives that represent and explore hardship, loss, survival, gender, race, class, religion, death, and resurrection. The large-scale images on display at The Grant Mansion - informed by 19th Century printing processes including the stereograph, tintype and wet plate collodion - explore the visual possibilities of a region that remains, in part, unwontedly bound to yesterday; where the present is as peculiar and as haunted as its past.