This project is about the changing of my relationship with home since the passing of my mother. The photographs are a form of connection between my relationship with the land and my relationship with my mother. The photographs have been taken in Maryland, Alabama, and Tennessee — all places I have called my home. I am constantly asking myself what “home” means to me, as should the audience. Is it a connection to a specific place or is it a connection to a person? I began this project photographing places in rural Maryland that reminded me of my home in the south. This idea that I could transfer nostalgia and memories of my childhood in Alabama onto places I was just beginning to explore. My connection to the rural American landscape and the quietness of the environment allowed me to reminisce on my past and my home, Alabama and Tennessee. During the process of photographing for this project, I returned home because my mother became ill and eventually passed away. All of the sudden, the meaning of home was different. Home had been my connection to the environment and now it was my connection to my mother. I became so harshly aware that the places I’d been photographing were so similar to the farm my family has had for generations — the place my mother grew up — and the place where she was buried. I hope as the viewer interacts with these photographs they would be able to think about what home means to them.