HOUSE OF SKY


A catalog of structures on
Montana’s Flathead Reservation.


RESEARCH, PHOTOGRAPHY



FLATHEAD RESERVATION
MONTANA, USA
2020 – PRESENT
House of Sky catalogues vernacular architecture along US 93, the primary road through northwest Montana’s Flathead Tribal Nation. The project contrasts the impermanent, often threadbare quality of the reservation’s architecture against the grandeur of Montana’s “Big Sky” and monolithic landscape.

The project takes its name from Ivan Doig’s memoir, “This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind”, which describes the author’s upbringing in rural Montana.  By highlighting often non-standard architectural combinations and interactions with landscape, the photos explore how the landscape drives a unique domesticity and resilience, and how the Reservation itself represents a harsh overlayment of social and policial narratives.




Atlanta, GA