Since 1991 I have been actively documenting memorial death sites around the State of Wisconsin. I noticed a cultural shift in how Wisconsinites were expressing their grief and how they were taking ordinary pieces of real estate and declaring them sacred by building these memorials. I initially was attracted to these sites because of their inherent beauty but also because of a particular case I had when I worked as an Emergency Medicine Physician. As I started to investigate and photograph these sites, I quickly realized their power and intimate nature. I have shown this body of work, built and maintain a website, and created a book in an attempt to keep their memories alive. The State of Wisconsin Historical Society is collecting the website as it grows in recognition of this cultural shift.

To dive deeper –

CENTRAL TIME interview with Rob Ferrett, Wisconsin Public Radio, 2018

NBC documentary about Wisconsin Roadside Memorials Project, 2018