Welcome to My Ruins, 2010

Welcome To My Ruins explores my longing for old cities and the ways in which we project our own imagined worlds onto landscapes. Fragments from my travel photography are transformed into new structures out of the alleyways, limestone walls, turrets and archways of Israel that I visited for the first time in 2010.

Each image re-envisions the ruins in different ways. Castles emerge out of prisons and Escher-like pathways and staircases lead to hidden doorways. These large scale photographs weave together the blue doorways of Tzfat and Yafo, the landscape and ruins of Masada, Akko and Caesarea and rebuilds the ancient village of Qasrin. At once familiar and yet surreal, the wanderer can explore and project themselves into these legend-like worlds.