What started out as a photographic inquiry of Bridget the cow became the story of the relationship between Cheryl and the cows that found her, an account of one woman’s conscious choice to love and the bravery to live her truth.
Cheryl took a leap of faith and followed her heart from working a job in the computer industry to maintaining a forty-acre farm and living close to the land. As Cheryl began this spiritual journey, influenced by the teachings of the Lakota people, a life of value began to unfold before her. Little did Cheryl know, by making room for what matters, she was making room for the cows to come home.
Cheryl’s story is one of grace, love, hope, and respect for the cows, because they matter.
Nancy Crute works as an art-based psychotherapist and emergency room social worker. She has a deep love of photography and of hearing people’s stories. Her career has taught her the gift of truly listening, and so she does.
This was the final project for the Certificate in Documentary Arts at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. See more Fall 2014 final projects at cdsporch.org/archives/23603.