Pinellas Point Mound, Pinellas County, FL 2009

Through the trees on the mound. 30″ x 30” photograph printed on aluminum


What and where are our mounds?

Suzanne: “Mine is a beautiful hill in a Catholic cemetery—the place where we buried my parents. I visit their graves to speak to them with love and ask for their help, as Florida’s early peoples visited their ancestors.’’

John: “Mound-making reminds me of Habitat for Humanity: Disparate people come together and give their labor for the common good, creating a new-built environment.’’

A Florida archaeologist: “Football stadiums, where we gather for ritual ceremony, including feasts. They also mark our family ties to that territory.’’

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