Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Signs of the Times VIII
I'm beginning to realize that this series is a bit dark. No doubt it will stay that way. I've become obsessed with the cities of the northeast and upper midwest. Old industrial cities. Buffalo, Detroit, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee. So much of these cities is abandoned or declining. Yet each city has pockets of new life; some of it shining and beautiful, some of it misguided and hostile to the city itself. These older cities have older neighborhoods with character. Old theaters, new coffee shops, old homes, new lofts. New life and possibility layered over the old.
Signs of the Times VIII is made with a vintage map of downtown Buffalo. It is available for sale on Etsy.