The accelerating transformation of our contemporary life is evidenced paradoxically by both beauty and decay in the social space – our physical and social environments. My work explores the complex impact of exponential development on the human experience. I attempt to highlight such core humanist principles as our control over our surroundings, environmental adaptation, frailty, conflict and compassion. I investigate such key battle grounds as societal moeurs, technological adoption, man’s (self) destructive force, communication immediacy, economic velocity and dislocations. The work approaches with awe and, at times, foreboding the unleashed inexorable power of change taking shape in and around us and currently presents these observations in two forms – found and altered photographs.
My topic is timely. Our twenty-first century will see the equivalent of an accumulated 20,000 years of progress at today’s accelerating rate of change. The symptoms are all around us. We live the consequences of this exponential change in social and geo-political conflict, knowledge gaps, media message opacity, medical care disparities and infrastructure challenges. My work on the illustrates the physical and conceptual change across the social space (and its imagery) with each series offering an individual observation through association and juxtaposition.