digital prints have been completed for “clear, hold, build” series
Clear, Hold, Build is a series of work that is the result research investigating our national infrastructure deficiencies. The data on crumbling roads and bridges in our country is all too often overlooked, and critical upkeep and expansions are under-funded. The title of the series is pulled from the recent military “surge” strategy employed in Iraq and Afghanistan, where counter-insurgency required an all-encompassing or holistic methodology to secure and rebuild local, regional, and national institutions. The states shown in these prints and upcoming sculptural work are all experiencing over 20% structural deficiencies in their bridge and highway systems, while receiving billions in defense industry contracts on an annual basis. The visual elements in the work are reminders of our state and national priorities as we continue to watch our infrastructure collapses around and under us.