As cities develop, there are often sites that are leftover from particular projects, buildings, and infrastructure. Perhaps they are made less desirable by these new investments. Perhaps they are difficult to build on because of what takes place below or above. Nevertheless, they often hold great beauty and potential for new encounters, programs, and events that might enrich the life of the city. This set of photographs looks at one such site above what is known as Hubbard Cave in Chicago.
In investigating this site, I looked beyond the specific spatial constraints and the vacant surface of the site to find patterns, geometries, plays of light and dark, textures, and rhythms in order to create an abstraction of the site. In the process I was able to use the materiality of the site as a means of generating a body of work. The decision to do so in black and white further enhanced the abstraction and capacity of remove the photograph from its point of origin.