2016 Photography 11 x 17

Palimpsests are everywhere but we usually tend to overlook them. It’s defined as a writing that has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain. It can also be something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form. The eight images portray the concept of something that once was. The idea of an abandon home leaves room for the mind to wander of its earlier state and of the unknown memories that it holds. The abandon house was discovered during a journey through the woods. When I came upon it my first instinct was to walk in and see what I could find. Stepping through piles of broken furniture and trash I could see the life that once lived. All that remained were the traces but those traces were already enough. Now I ask the one who observes, what do you see?