monument (on Charles Street and Mt. Vernon)

Monument (on Charles St. and Mt. Vernon), 2007, uses the perimeter of a monument to make a non-monumental photo-collage.   Digital photographs taken from equidistant points around the perimeter of Washington Monument in Baltimore are arranged to scale on paper.

While using the monument’s base, Monument (on Charles Street and Mt. Vernon) defers the monument’s monumentality in favor of the ephemeral presence of multiple frames, each focused on different areas of ground.  Cracks, hoses, debris and benches appear in some of the frames.

Working from something grandiose and having the appearance of ever-lasting significance, a new perspective of the same material shows something ephemeral, dependent upon the temporal dimension of a series of photographs. 

As a rule, Monument (on Charles Street and Mt. Vernon) could not destruct or repress the monument’s in censorship, which would have the illusion of covering up what is already there, but would differ philosophically.  The result is a series of photos that trace the monument’s base.

monument (on Charles St. and Mt. Vernon)
2007
digital-photo prints arranged to scale the perimeter of Washington Monument in Baltimore on paper
22" X 30"
 
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