Urban Blueprints Artist Statement
Urban Blueprints is a series of cyanotypes that addresses themes such as dislocation, alienation, and urban depersonalization. In this series, I use the process of cyanotype printing, because the ethereal blue print quality gives a less realistic effect than conventional photographic processes, allowing me to heighten the surreal and emotive qualities of the prints. Urban Blueprints combines city scenes in expressive ways, while investigating the nature of human interaction and isolation. Revealing my outlines of the metropolis, Urban Blueprints are (post) modern cyanotypes that maintain the traditional characteristics of the process while yielding a contemporary derivation. The images are an effort to convey the estrangement of mankind within the urban walls he has created.