My interest in travel and the built environment has led to a photographic investigation of disparate spaces and locations juxtaposed to expose both their similarities and their contrasts. These juxtapositions point to an interconnection between places having great physical distance between them. The built environment becomes a metaphor for the interconnection between those who have produced these spaces.
Images of what humans build with so much expectation can be about the wilful beauty of the place, but in time the newly built also inevitably decays from the effects of benign neglect or outright lack of care. Of course there is beauty in the fresh and new, but the decay of worn or defaced surfaces and edges, or the ruins of buildings both grand and common, can be even more compelling. Aside from beauty that has been accumulated over time, signs of decay can also induce in the viewer a pointed awareness that everything is fleeting and subject to impermanence, including our individual and collective selves.
Arizona / Barcelona (Gaudi). Photographic diptych, 20 x 26 inches.
Bilbao. Photographic diptych, 20 x 26 inches.
Venice / Venice. Photographic diptych, 20 x 26 inches.
Venice / Jerome, Arizona. Photographic diptych, 20 x 26 inches.