Staying on after the opening of my exhibition in 2003, I spent some weeks in Parma’s historic center gathering images. I walked the streets discovering and marking vestigial fragments from early rome through the twentieth century. My wandering led me to consider the ways historical sites — buildings, sculptures, plazas — become integrated into the quotidian life of a place: how architectural and sculptural traces, as their layers accrue over time, can alter one’s sense of the city. The resulting photographs — 50 images — reflect my desire to experience the place today while maintaining a notion of the ancient as well as the recent past.
A selection from a larger series.