Pattern has often been an integral component in my work. This series of photographs, taken at the Elkins Estate, references time, process, transformation and evolution. It shows a beauty in entropy and decay. They are ready-made compositions, already existing, waiting for us to notice them.
I normally embrace this hidden beauty in detail and composition, and can enjoy it separate from the decay. However, when photographing the Stella Elkins Tyler house, Tyler Hall, on the former Tyler School of Art campus, I became filled with sadness. Part of this was from nostalgia for my old alma mater, and part was from the reality of the neglect for a beautiful piece of architecture; architecture which was endowed with faith and hope to a school of art, not expecting to be abandoned and left to fall to rubble.