Using the camera as instigator, I work along the edges of the physical and psychological to mark city space and name urban place. My newest body of work specifically engages the Southeastern US landscape. As cities try to fill and reinvent themselves, there remain vacant lots and barren spaces throughout.
These “cleared” spaces are charged with emotion and carry great history.
I utilize various methods and materials to map Southern cities and illuminate empty lots. Diverse iterations and installations all tap into and reflect the blight and optimism neighborhoods attempt to navigate.
The Southeast is redefining the urbanscape. By exploring the land that stands and bears witness, we bring new awareness to place. My visual investigations grounded in a performative photographic practice play a constitutive role in this effort.