The Walls of Utopia is an attempt at depicting the remnants of the consumerist landscape when the act of consuming and the presence of people is removed. At night and without the consumer, malls become empty neon shells, parking lots become endless voids of concrete, and streets that once led consumption from one place to the next end up as a tangle of dry asphalt veins. By photographing these landscapes, this work aims to encourage people to think critically about consumerism and its emotional, social and geographical potential.
All works are archival pigment prints. All works are 30x30 inches or 34x42 inches.
I'm old, but I'm still here
I'm old, but I'm still here is an ongoing documentation of a selection of residents in an Eastern Canadian nursing home. By shedding light on the vibrant community that exists within this home, this work aims to battle the stereotype that these institutions are exclusively for those on their death-bed. In fact, many institutionalized seniors enter nursing homes with the hopes of gaining new opportunities and friendships before old age severely deteriorates their physical and mental health. However, these new found opportunities often come at a price, as nursing homes have the effect of hiding seniors from the community at large. As their engagement with their former communities diminish, they must contend with their loss of relevance in society. Therefore, by photographing these seniors, this work hopes to encourage the public to recognize the vibrant populations nursing homes hold.
Boundary Lines is a work in progress. It is an attempt to make a slice of order - an unnaturally straight line - amongst the visual chaos of the natural environment.