Work in Progress (2016 - )
The photographs attempt to document a region in transition, one whose relationship with the landscape has greatly shifted, becoming less reliant on agriculture in favor of real estate and commerce. The identity of the region is redefined through the prevalence of these projects. These developments alter the topography and in turn, the culture of the area. These structures make the landscape non-specific and ubiquitous, homogenized by big box stores.
I question what makes a place suitable for development, communication and interaction. These subjects begin to unknowingly act as symbols, functioning as monuments of contemporary culture and as historical artifacts existing simultaneously within Southern Appalachia
Elizabethton, Tenn. (2016)