Date of Submission

Spring 2020

Academic Program


Project Advisor 1

Tim Davis

Abstract/Artist's Statement

Some Notes on Congruency is an examination of the seemingly arbitrary methods in which the built environment facilitates order among its inhabitants (eg., parking lot striping, roadway signs). Asphalt fissures observed at the main intersection in Red Hook, NY were used as a starting off point for making the photographs contained within this book. A lens with a focal length that closely resembles the range of human vision was used to communicate the experience of discovering fissures from my perspective as a pedestrian and motorist. I was most captivated by temporal, subtle fissures, such as the replanting of flower beds in a shopping mall before opening time (page 25). These discoveries most often occurred within public spaces, such as bridges, hallways, parking garages, roads, sidewalks and sites of critical infrastructure. In transforming three dimensional space into a two dimensional object, photography provided me the opportunity to examine the complexities of the built environment that I once took for granted.

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