Thirty odd years after I first read A Sand County Almanac I revisited the land surrounding Aldo Leopold’s Shack as both artist and landowner. The Aldo Leopold Foundation staff indicated points of interest and then generously let me explore and photograph without any agenda. It was a joy and privilege to have the opportunity to pair some of these photographs with Carl Leopold’s vibrant photographic record of his family at work and play more than 60 years earlier. These photographs continue a tradition of discovering Aldo Leopold’s words and celebrating this landscape.
Another part of this project was the scanning and restoration of Carl Leopold’s negatives in order to have an exhibit which looks fresh and current despite the more than 60 years between Carl Leopold’s negatives and mine.
This exhibit and text which was created by the ALF staff inaugurated the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in 2007, and portions of it are now on permanent display.View Exhibition