July 5, 2009

Watt & Shand #4 Begun

I've started work on a new piece in the Watt & Shand series. This time I'm focusing on the view from inside the facade, just after the demolition had finished and before the rebuilding began. I've got some fantastic images that I went to great lengths to obtain, and I'm excited about finding a good way to employ them. So far I have printed some directly on fabric, and have also made some cyanotype prints with them:
The Watt & Shand series is based on the renovation and conversion of a former historic department store building in Lancaster, PA, into a modern convention center and hotel. I was originally captivated by the way the light came through the windows of the empty facade, and went on to take pictures at every stage of the construction project. You can read more about it and follow my creation of three pieces so far by clicking on Watt & Shand in the Labels sidebar at the right, and visit my website to see them in the Structures gallery.

4 comments:

Rahman,Ahchong,Muniandy said...

miss,
the building seems similiar to one in west malaysia called caely castle.tq

Gerrie said...

I love that photo. The grid of the buildings is very appealing to me.

Sue Reno said...

Thanks. I am drawn to the grid as well, am thinking how to complement it with the piecework of the piece.

Nina-Marie said...

This reminds me a lot of the photos that Elizabeth Barton uses in her work. I love the simple shapes of the buildings.