Artist statement: Lost America is an ongoing series that examines a quiet stillness in a forgotten landscape, that is in a sense, ‘on pause’.
Backwater towns and rural corners are juxtaposed with the ambiguity of detached suburbia. Places appear frozen in time; their inhabitants absent or long since departed.
Ardently stagnant in their appearance, the images aim to unlock a moment of reflective contemplation and instil a melancholic feeling of familiarity.
One might not notice or acknowledge these spaces, especially when viewed within the vast stretch of America’s panorama. Yet, when framed as a single vignette, the places can appear to echo a moment of mournful reverie. Or, for some, they might behold an alluringly sombre, everlasting impression.