Michael is drawn to the mystery of spaces where longevity has defied significance: forlorn constructs ravaged by nature, time, and the boundaries of ruin. He discover and appropriate these ‘found places’ in his images to expose the brutal beauty of their (inevitable) decay, exploring contrastive themes of transience/permanence, deterioration/renewal, and abandonment/reclamation.
Beneath the patina of corrosion hides the wonder of a forgotten past. His aim is to reveal – and revere – remnants of former purpose and historical importance. At one time these spaces were occupied by multitudes; now they occupy only the imagination.