Concrete Landmarks (2017)
14.8 x 21 cm
Created in response to the theme ‘Citizen of Nowhere,’ Concrete Landmarks is a series that documents architecture through the very absence of the architecture it documents. By focusing on negative space and different textures, the intention was to show the human element left behind in the broken down houses, which speak about a history by showing the correlation between identity and place.
To my understanding, the two-dimensional plans of these houses, printed across the walls they have touched, reveal fragments of the lives which the buildings held together by showing where the past inhabitants used to sleep, walk, and bathe. In some of these compositions, such as those which include wall paper, wall colour, and tiling, one can make out more than just the bare activities the room used to accommodate, but can also gain a sense of who it used to accommodate.