Research for my work is focused on landscape, including art history, geography, urban planning, architecture, and our interactions in space.
The pictures presented here are informed by the New Topographers of the 1970s, who used contemporary architectural forms as subjects, making them acceptable in landscape art. They are also influenced by the work of Charles Sheeler, a photographer, painter, and filmmaker. These photographs, are neo-precisionist views – mostly of our contemporary post-industrial landscape.
Beyond my attraction to and consideration of tight compositions, saturated color, form, line and texture, it’s curious that these photographs were found in many different places around the world. They show how I observer the world, but they question the commonality of the built environment by people in many different cultures. Is this an archetypal circumstance or a result of globalization?
In effect, the photographs become representations of found objects too large to carry home.