Veiling C-Print

 

At first glance, to most viewers the images portray urban decay. The cities or parts of a city that inhabit them fall into disrepair and decrepitude. The disintegrating images bring to mind depopulation, abandonment, unemployment, crime, and fragmented families. The impermanence of civilization is on the minds of many, especially in hard economic times.

Yet the images are fluid not a fixed form, memories and dreams begin to play at the viewer’s experience.  We derive our own thoughts and conclusions. We create our own narratives. I see the cusp of a dream world where squeezing a building yields a rainbow .   A “neverland” where the wind is so strong that the sidewalk is flapping in the breeze;  Or  a cab appears as though it is about to go over a waterfall and have an amazing adventure.