“I wanted to portray the violent transformation of nature in the European periphery. I have experienced that the concept of wilderness, and virgin land untouched by humans, has disintegrated.” –Helene Schmitz
Impermanence is an ongoing series depicting deteriorating buildings of northern California, the place I call home. Throughout my youth I retained a personal connection to old buildings of this kind, often playing in or around them. Laced with memories, both personal and mysterious, these places have come to represent a relationship between the present and the eternal. Metaphorically, they identify interactions between man and nature, between the known and the unknown and between beauty and truth, to name only a few. I am interested in the synergy between dualities of this sort and the falsifications of the human idea of permanence. Using the camera as an instrument that can both illuminate and disarm the fragile veil between reality and deception. The meaning of the collection is to invoke, with ease and openness, the most fundamental of all things: all that is here shall some day disappear.