My artwork explores issues of class and family life. In my work, I use photography as a way to create narratives out of found spaces. My images make something beautiful and new out of the negative past, which left these homes abandoned.
My photographs explore both inside and outside of these abandoned spaces. The duality between inside and outside invites the viewers to move into a state of speculation and to create their own narratives about these homes. I have used this project as a way to understand experiences, such as having to abandon a home, which I have not faced. The prevalence of outside shots demonstrates the distance between these spaces and myself while reflecting the curiosity that drives me to understand them.
This project also explores issues of family life in America. These spaces represent how the traditional family concept is crumbling and new notions of what constitutes a home and family are emerging.