Edifice explores the built heritage of a rural Irish landscape. From abandoned hillside cottages to relics of great architectural optimism, the images in this series review aspects of our collective history; memories of conflict and struggle, of fortunes lost and gained, monuments that recall a romantic and heroic past.
These spectral images examine the passage of time on the built environment. Many of the antiquated structures are succumbing to decay, and appear to be locked in battle with nature and the elements. This project is designed to be a personal interpretation of what is left at the site of these structures and the feelings and memories they generate. All of the locations are places where I have felt a certain kind of “presence of the past”.
The collection exists as unique collodion plates, photographs on glass (ambrotypes) and metal (tintypes) and were made during 2010 and 2011. This body of work received the Golden Fleece Award 2011.