Mitchell began the project after the death of her mother in 2009.
The series, which Mitchell describes as a “storybook without words,” was inspired by the memory of her mom, Maureen’s, love of books.
Mitchell worked slowly and carefully, sometimes waiting up to a year for the right weather and plant growth to roll around.
The various seasons show the passage of time.
She made it her mission to channel Maureen’s amazing spirit.
Mitchell’s friends helped her stage the shoots.
Although the project stemmed from sadness and grief, it helped Mitchell heal.
She’s aware that there’s an air of sadness in some of the photos, and she allowed it to remain.