Edge Space portrays the experiential, emotional and metaphoric territory of edge spaces through found artifacts and vignettes in the urban landscape. It touches on themes that remind us of our fragility; our potential for learning and transformation; our connection to each other, the natural world and place; of our temporal existence and the choices we make.
I use the term edge space as a dynamic and encompassing term for the complex landscape where different elements intersect: places on the precipice; where ideas, rights and people are marginalized; the emotional states we traverse; where our learning edges challenge us and we meet our potential. It’s a physical and symbolic territory not entirely on the map and it’s rife with anticipation that something is about to, or needs to, happen. The edges we navigate in life can be catalysts for growth and change, or even our undoing. They contain our shredded bits and our swirling multitudes.
Although firmly rooted in the American Southwest city of Santa Fe, New Mexico – and a different depiction of this oft caricatured place – these images mirror broader ideas about the world at large and our human experience within it. They weave together personal commentary on the current US sociopolitical climate and symbolic representations of my own experiences and observations of navigating edge spaces.