SIDES Collage

Bond St 1, 2005-07 Bond St 2, 2005-07
Bond St 3, 2005-07 Waverly, 2005-07

Using vintage graph paper the abstracted architectural vestigial shapes found on the sides of former buildings are represented in these collages.

Statement for SIDES
My series of works entitled SIDES is based on photographs I take of “lost” buildings in New York. When buildings are demolished they leave trace shapes on the adjoining buildings beside them. I have used these shapes as the basis of my artworks, formally incorporating the ghostly outlines of buildings after they are gone. In New York, rapid turnover means that these vestigial outlines are very quickly concealed by new construction, all but erasing the memory of the original buildings. SIDES visually echo the loss of three-dimensional space by creating a two-dimensional memorial of disappearing architecture.