My series Detritus is as much a practice as it is a body of work, and involves collaborative encounters with abandoned rural dwellings. Along with photographing these beautiful spaces, I attempt to create physical works in situ using objects and artifacts I find on site. These works can be performative such as music or projections, photo-based such as cyanotypes or lumen prints, or sculptural. Through these "reactivations," my hope is to give life and purpose to the space and to pay homage to the people who once called it home. After documenting the work, it remains to decay along with the dwelling.
The Palmyra House
Palmyra, Missouri. March 2020
The Weld House
Weld County, Colorado. 2020-2022 (Ongoing).