THE ART OF THE JOURNEY
Traveling for me means using all of my senses. While to most sight and taste may be the most important to some people when traveling, my most utilized sense is my sixth sense of feeling, of imagining. Sensing the magic and wonder that you don't see with your eyes and feeling the story behind a place, building, piazza or structure. I studied architecture and interior design in college, and I remember my first day a professor told us that we'd never look at or experience a place the same way. We would look at shapes, forms, structure, light, colors, textures with new eyes. Historic architecture became a big interest to me during school, and I always wanted to work more with older structures preferring renovation work to designing something shiny & new. Enter my love for travel, where I get to visit cities and countries that are far older than any structures I see at home. I became enamored with seeking out these old spaces, and eventually began researching abandoned structures and ruins wherever I traveled. By far the best place to go to see these types of structures is Europe, and namely my favorite country of Italy. These places speak to me and tell me stories of long ago. The more crumbling, peeling, exposed structure and in ruin the more I adore them! But to me, they are not ruins - they are beautiful, tell stories, and echo things that you cannot see but can only imagine. I see these gorgeous structures, or peeling walls, forgotten greenhouses and I see beauty. I see the hands that built these structures, events that occurred there, people enjoying the space, time, history and magic - ECHOES of what is unseen.
Commercial and high-volume orders are available for designers, architects and artwork consultants. Prints are perfect for hotels, restaurants, offices and other spaces that are inspired by the faraway lands and locations in my image collections.
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