Cameron Crawford

I have been interested in architectural imagery for some time. I have referred to it in various ways, from oblique to specific. Recognizable imagery serves a variety of functions, one of which is viewer accessibility. I use architectural forms as a symbol of our best efforts to create lasting structures, to provide shelter for our beliefs and our selves. One of my interests in using the imagery of architecture in decay centers on its ability to imply the tension, which exists between attempts at permanence and destructive forces.

I enjoy the juxtaposition of disparate parts; some hinting at ritual use others at more everyday applications. It’s through their desperate amalgamation: stacking, binding, balancing, that I celebrate the perseverance and hopeful spirit of those who, somehow, manage to continue to put the structure of their lives back together.