Monuments

My new body of work entitled “Monuments” is nearing the end of its first phase, and I am preparing for the MICA commencement show in May. I will be showing eight prints in the exhibition (20x24”). Stay tuned for more images and further updates in May! I have included my artists statement below.


My new work examines the spiritual, historical, and emotional
nature of monumentality. I am interested in the certain kinds
of spaces and architectural forms that inspire awe, wonder, and
reverence. The photographs follow their lineage through the
histories of architecture and civilizations. 

Many of the structures that I am photographing are American
reproductions of ancient monuments, especially those from
the Greek and Roman Empires. I see these reproductions and
remixes of the ancient monuments simultaneously as a
fetishization of “the collapse” and a lust for the eternal. 

I have also included images of contemporary and vernacular
buildings and spaces. I have found that these spaces exemplify
the power, grandeur, and grace of monumentality in a distilled
experience.


Vacationland?

I’ve been working on a new body of work that I’ve been calling “Vacationland.” Above is one of many, many images that I’ve been editing through and playing with. I won’t say too much here, but do expect more images and more writing very soon.


Studio Assistant

I’ve spent the past week working with Brian Ulrich in his studio in Rhode Island. I’ve been assisting him on production and planning for a new body of work and an upcoming show. I’ll be continuing to work out of Providence for another month or so. I’m hoping to have some sketches and ideas to post on my blog over the next few weeks. Until then, have a look at Brian’s site, and stay tuned for updates. www.notifbutwhen.com

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