Artist’s Statement – Historic narratives
This series of photographs, called “Historic Narratives,” involves an exploration of Historic Landmarks and Mansions scattered throughout the Hudson Valley area in New York State. The series revisits the past and explores not necessarily the historical significance of these sites or the families’ ancestries, but instead focuses on the recollections and feelings that the objects and portraits can provoke through closer scrutiny. The past inhabitants’ personalities and feelings are revealed to us directly through portraits and pictures, but ultimately it is through the furnishings and objects that I hope to convey and reveal greater psychological intensity and drama. At first glance these interiors can appear to be quite lavish but closer examination exposes frayed edges and decay that evoke a sense of time past, lost grandeur and the ultimate abandonment of these sites.

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