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Propagating Mauve Waves, 2014 – Light Signatures :: (click to see more)

Today I’ve been wracking my brain for what the city means to me. I’m looking for a simple, non-romantic, honest explanation that reflects my intent. The city is a complicated place – at any time there is always much activity and movement. There is a different harmony occurring in a city – an interaction between natural elements like wind, rain, snow, sun and human elements like concrete, wire, brick and glass.

Contrast this with a forest or a lake. The interaction there, unlike the city, is between natural elements, organic components and the earth. The principal difference – in the city, the human elements are not self-sustaining. The city is a human construct – reliant on continued human intervention. From a long perspective the human constructed city is a form of dance.