Mourning Light

Man is forever confronted with a range of choices between good and evil. In exploring our potential to view our fellow man as "other," I felt compelled to understand our collective "shadow" side. This is what propelled me to visit the Slave Forts of Africa and the Nazi Concentration Camps, places of extraordinary darkness...

Mourning Light Installation, Flatfile Gallery, Chicago 2006

Immersed in the black spaces of the holding cells, the transport cars, and the gas chamber,  I was desperate to find any light, visible through a doorway, a ceiling, a crack in the wall ...  an attempt to counter the darkness that had enveloped me.

These photographs speak to the light in the face of that darkness, and are an effort to memorialize all who have suffered thru out time.