2012.3557

Title

IMG_0518.JPG

Alternate Titles

Cerro Gordo Stills

Silver & Water Film

Date

June 23 2008 at 9:03:10 (date created)

Type

Photography

Subtype

Digital image

Technique

Digital Photography

Description

Mike Patterson, then-owner of Owens Valley ghost mining town Cerro Gordo, adores his wife Jody, from whom he inherits the ghost town. After her death his grief turns the town into a private place; he sits in their home atop the mountain letting the snow pile up around him and dreaming of the church he wants to build for her. He meets Lauren and the Studio and the church is built as part of a film shoot in Cerro Gordo. It is made as a movie theatre however – "The Cerro Gordo SIlver Screen" – and the region's ghosts reincarnate for a grand opening party.

Related People/Organizations

Mike Patterson (depicts), Sarah McCabe (depicts)

Related Project/Silo