The use of architectural elements in my work examines the interplay between light and shadow, form and structure, and explores the relationship between material substance and nothingness. These spaces are in a state of transition, and the process of ruination serves to remind us of the transitory nature of life, the inevitability of loss, and the forces of change.
Paradoxically, it is within the nothingness of empty space that the most substance is found. The element of light is filled with a psychological weight that demands the viewer’s attention. In exploring the relationships between light and space, objects and emptiness, the work strives to make the viewer conscious of the links between the material world and the intangible or spiritual, by expressing quiet and reflective emotional states.
"Nothing is less real than realism... Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we are able to get at the real meaning of things." — Georgia O'Keeffe