My project is based around Germany’s abandoned buildings. I choose this topic because the areas are time capsules symbolizing the failures and vulnerabilities of Germany’s past. They represent a piece of history and are physical reminders of actions we must never repeat.
I have also always been drawn to discarded or decayed spaces. In my opinion things such as broken furniture, the texture of peeling paint, and even the vines growing up corroded walls have more persona then a modern building. Being able to go to Germany and witness these areas first hand presented me with a much different experience than simply looking at photos or going to a museum. It is difficult to explain but even things like temperature or the aroma of these structures play a huge part in the overall experience.
The paintings are done on paper and black gesso. They are done primarily in black and white to give the impression of burnt of charred wood. The monochrome also expresses the atmosphere and mood each abandoned spaces imply.