In creating these photographs, I bring out the beauty in subjects we tend to ignore. The deteriorated industrial landscape is such a place of exploration; it’s a place of retreat. In silence, I navigate a terrain that is both beautiful and ugly.  I take pleasure in the duality of this landscape, feeling both the history and the vitality. I see these spaces as a foundation, a backdrop.

            Manipulating these photographs in the studio, I create an abstraction that questions the perceived reality of the image. The added elements in these landscapes are made from found discards, re-used as art objects. These once-important slivers of our world are re-injected with grace and humility. The result is a land that is disrupted. A land that is quiet and fit to wander.


 

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