Derelict (Mixed Media)
I have a long-standing fascination with derelict buildings and abandoned spaces. These spaces, in their various stages of neglect or decay, offer us an opportunity to see and feel things that we cannot in the ordinary world. Through processes of decay and non-human intervention, objects in ruins gradually transform their character and lose their discreteness, they become charged with alternative aesthetic properties, and they impose their materiality upon the sensory experience of the visitor. The result is that abandoned spaces, and their ruined or discarded matter, offer alternative ways for interacting with the material world.