I started noticing lines, arrows, and letters spray painted in various colors on sidewalks that marked buried pipes and cables. I kept my eyes down and photographed sidewalks and streets on my neighborhood walks in St. Paul and while traveling to Ventura and San Francisco. Then I drew lines and shapes on fragmented photographs to complement what was already there. Some remind me of aerial photographs of farmlands. Shadows of people passing by became an unexpected and welcomed new element.
I chose to use black and white to accentuate texture and shapes, unify the series, and create semi-abstract images grounded in realism. They are printed on 36” x 36” vinyl and hang by hooks and grommets a few inches away from the wall so the material flows.