Over the past year I have really loved working on larger scale canvases... I like the challenge of sourcing a lot of material, choosing which images and paper will stand out and which will be smaller supporting details, and the physical work of stretching and moving around between areas of canvas. In this piece, I wanted to play around with different things I love about where I live: iconic landmarks, obscure buildings, hidden alleyways, the outlines of long-faded ghost signs and the contrasting geometry of an architecturally old city with new growth.
Juxtaposing my photographs against one another with several different collage techniques created an abstract city skyline that travels from my current neighborhood (Fenway) through the Back Bay, Financial District and into Fort Point/Seaport, framed by Commonwealth Avenue's famed spring magnolias and the derelict (but equally intriguing) chain link fencing that separates my street from the commuter rail train tracks.
At nearly 8 feet long it is full of layers, texture and details. It's on display at Flour in Fort Point near downtown Boston for the rest of October in case you'd like to check it out in person. If you see it, I'd love to know what you think!