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Wulke has photographed a schoolhouse on the MacFarland White Ranch in Two Dot, Montana from 1981-2004 chronicling its degenerative return to the earth. The black and white photographs reveal the diaphanous complexity of the sunlight as it penetrates the structure revealing it to be animistic. Wulke considers this building an animistic ancestor revealing the spirits of those who built and inhabited the structure.

The series has been edited to 72 images with minimal text and is being produced as a limited addition art book. The first signed copy of The Great Alone has been accepted into the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Western Americana Collection, at Yale University. Copies will be available after October 11, 2006.

 © 2001 Joy Wulke