I have a deep affection for factory buildings. Many of us in my generation grew up with them as a backdrop to our communities, and many of us had family who worked in them, their opportunity to give their offspring a leg up on the American dream.
As manufacturing left our neighborhoods and our country, these factories, once the focal point of our communities became hulking moldering behemoths, relics to a more productive era, their abandonment a symbol of our collective economic loss.
In an effort to pay tribute to this era of pride and hopefulness I scavenge wire glass windows from buildings on the brink of demolition or transformation to new use. Wire glass is an excellent medium to evoke a frozen moment in time and action. I add found elements, abandoned, broken or precious, to create a snapshot of an instant in time.