This has grown into a collection of spaces defined by architectural elements. Not sure what it means yet.
So far what I’m seeing is the conflict between ‘open’ vs ‘enclosed’ and ‘loss’ vs ‘potential’. There may or may not be any more to it than that. After getting Near Grinders, I unconsciously began to analyze and rationalize what it was I was seeing and pretty quickly the ‘concept’ ran out of control ahead of the ‘vision’ — the verbal half of my brain had taken over from the non-verbal.
So I’m examining these. What you see here is a ruthlessly culled version of the original series including only those photos that most closely represent what my eye initially saw in that first vacant lot. I hope to add more, so stayed tuned…