Artist Statement

A selection of images from the series, A PLACE. 2005-2019

I see all these photographs as portraits. I compel the viewer to focus on a single building, hoping to foster a sense of intimacy and appreciation. I focus my attention on them in tribute to the trials they have weathered and what they have accomplished – or what they have yet to achieve.

Many of these images in this series are of old, decomposing buildings rich with texture, history, and loss. While they deteriorate, they retain signs of their previous lives, becoming more beautiful to my eye. They exude a poignant sense of the life lived. The newer buildings have a different attraction. Their shapes are similar, but they have a separate personality and history. They are abstract, sculptural forms that aren't as layered and complex but are boldly interesting.