De-generating

(45″ x 9.5″, inkjet print on wood)
This is a cathedral to the end of the arc of life for a steam power plant that was first conceived as a business venture in the early 1900s. The company that built this place has long been out of business and this panorama was captured at the last moment as the structure was about to be demolished to make way for a new housing development. This image shows the steam power generation machinery after is has been rusted and hacked by graffiti artists over many years and after it has been stripped of important materials. As a monument to decay, the graffiti artists have synthesized a new and even more abstract vision of the place, and now even their work is being captured here for the last time.

These photographs were shown at the Kirkland Arts Center in December 2010.

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