It is a searching and a yearning that drives this work. Finding a safe place, finding a place to hide, looking through windows, wishing to be somewhere else, daydreaming, picturing, and reinventing the past. These are the forces that encourage my exploration of abandoned buildings and dilapidated towns. There’s a sadness in neglected space and in the evidence that history has been cast aside. The sadness brings a quiet, and the quiet brings the camera. figure/ground is a continued personal, creative path from dislocation to resolution.