Anatomy of Absence 2008-2010

This body of work explores the experience of absence and presence. The presence of the figure implies an absence. In the forgotten structures, the absence of the figure implies a once inhabited presence. There is an intimacy within the structures of these private moments.
The diptychs pair absence and presence due to color and shape. They depict the images' dialogue of internal and external, and imply narrative unique to each viewer.
I find these skeletal buildings hauntingly beautiful, and yet, there is an element of tourism because I capture a glance of them in a frame and then leave. Similarly, the fleeting glimpses of people in their private spheres also recall tourism, which then extends to voyeurism in its surreptitious nature.