During my time in graduate school I read Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino and was completely enamored by his poetic descriptions of places that one could only imagine. Simultaneously, I had the opportunity to visit Chicago and New York city within a short period of time. Influenced by the book, I walked the city thinking of elements described in two passages of the literary work.
The walks became scavenger hunts of sorts as I meandered seeking things that I had read in the passages. Ranging from festoons, to windows and processions, I found those symbols within the urban spaces. Later, after printing the photographs, I began constructing visual configurations that once again emphasized the manner in which I interpreted space through the lens of the written works.