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This work presents a subtle, surrealistic alteration of the architectural landscape found in New York City, where imagination and documentation meet. In the series, The Secret Lives of Buildings and The Space Between, select historical buildings are portrayed in altered cityscapes and invented spaces that evoke the experience of memory, imagination and dream states playing out in a magical place. Strangely familiar, the buildings are elevated in a fictional composition that appears to tell a story or reflect a past history, but their power resides more in the realm of sensation than explicit narrative.

The buildings seem to emerge from the landscape, shaped by the space around them or, in some cases, by the space between them. These surrealistic alterations of New York’s architectural skyline are a cross between imagination and documentation. As portraits, they are meant to reconstitute awareness and preserve the buildings through adjustments in reality and perception. Through this, more people just might see an alternate universe right in front of them, one that is very beautiful and otherworldly.