Del Bey | Click on image for more details
Artist’s Statement I’m keenly interested in a community’s ongoing efforts to renovate abandoned housing and rebuild neighborhoods. In these photographs, I’ve used symbols and manipulated images of derelict buildings and vacant lots to represent how much time it can take to complete these projects; often, more than one generation of a family witnesses the restoration of its home or its surroundings. My Urban Renovation Series images have been layered and colorized to add dimension and heighten the emotional impact of a very real situation. The presence of flowers and other natural elements in my work are aesthetic expressions of love, kindness, and grief. I create images that suggest possibilities and that invite personal interpretation.