Places in Between
Places in Between focuses on those places that exist in between being used and being discarded, in between being torn down and being developed; places that are found in between residential and industrial, between the public realm and the private realm. I intentionally chose the reductive relief method (a technique where the block is literally reduced or destroyed through printing of subsequent layers) for this body of work as the destruction of the plate through the creative process mirrors the beauty of the subject matter in its decay and demise.
Though the original focus for this body of work was one particular area of Vancouver, it eventually broadened. What started as a feature on the changing landscape of one neighbourhood has now expanded to include, not so much a particular geographical area, but a larger idea of change, transition and transformation. Through this work, I ponder and reflect on what is being lost while at the same time documenting the fading history and tension of the changing landscape. Through documenting these spaces, I am not passing judgment on what buildings should or should not be saved. I simply want to recognize and pay honour to the lives lived out in each of these spaces, the roles they played in someone’s history, and the stories these places contain.
For a preview of this project, please visit: vimeo.com/18728367