Sites, No.83, 2014 is an image from a series that looks for instances of the [Joseph William Turner-esq] sublime within the urban landscape – scenes that are beautiful and simultaneously unsettling or foreboding. Much of this work focuses around architecture, obsolete architecture, and the complexity and scale and constant development of new structures in the landscape.
This image in particular is made from the rim of a defunct nuclear cooling tower located in Washington State. If you look straight down into this structure, you can see the floor and the inner workings of the cooling tower, which for me distracted from the otherwise abstract and powerful, almost ominous feeling of this structure. So, I underexposed it slightly and let that area fade to black. When produced at a large size and hung lower than a 60”-on-center, I find that it has an almost vertigo-producing affect.BACK TO PHOTO