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Soft Cities:
Miami Dots

These photographs treat urban scenes as if they're fleeting, ghostly impressions. Rather than showing the "hard city" of buildings and concrete, the images represent
the viewer's dreamlike consciousness.

This imaginary city, based on Miami, intermingles inhabitant and city, identities and desires. There are illusions of scale and many-layered reflections - seen through a screen of shimmering dots.

A glance through a window, the angle of a bridge, and a translucent row of building-fronts all contribute to this displacement.

The city is what one makes of it, and vice versa

Mixed media, 18 " x 24 ".

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