Vanishing Points is a long-term photography project that focuses on significant sites of Indigenous American presence, including sacred landforms, earthworks, documented archaeological sites and contested battlegrounds. The book combines beautiful large format landscape images with smaller still lifes of objects collected at the sites. The combination of photographs presented in this book operate as literal and metaphorical vanishing points. They reflect on the monuments modern culture will leave behind and what the archeological evidence of our civilization will reveal about our time on earth.
Michael Sherwin is a multimedia artist based in the Appalachian Mountains of northern West Virginia. He has won numerous grants and awards. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Art in the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University.