The fire series is inspired by a project I curated and participated
in called ARTISTS AT THE ROCK. The fire series is titled, ALCATRAZ
CONSIDERATIONS-PRESENCE IN ABSENCE. The photographs depict either
an existing place on the island or an area, which relates metaphorically
to the islands landscape. FIRE ESCAPE, is in fact, a stairwell set
ablaze. I work with the notion that escaping to one's "freedom"
for certain populations is an impossibility. ARSON AND GRAFFITI
deals with the energy and anger of those incarcerated. The other
images work with the frustration of waiting. The resulting images
mirror the energy which remains active on the island long after
the displacement of its residents.