…using the language of architecture..the language of the environment that we have built for ourselves to describe the inner state of the body. ~Anthony Gormley
These abstracted drawings are based on segments of historical photos of bombed cities. The stripped bare structures mimic muscle and sinew, rib cage and spine; figures seem to be present among the ruins- yet this is not consciously sought after- the process of expressive drawing causes the the depiction of ruins to be subtly figurative. Buildings are inverted ghosts; empty form and material with their inhabitants and inner life gone, imitating the metaphor we have used over thousands of years for human death .
The titles of the works are phrases from On the Natural History of Destruction by W.G. Sebald.