the beauty of something ripped (2021)
Can neglect lead to beauty? Worn, torn, and decaying fabric, with its warp and weft coming undone, loses its original aesthetic and functional intent, but gains history. the beauty of something ripped celebrates the unintentional beauty arising from the scars of time-worn fabrics that I’ve been photographing for several years as I come across them by chance in museums, churches, palazzos and chateaus. Bearing the traces of those who’ve touched, sat on, or kneeled on them—perhaps without a second thought or perhaps with profound fervor— they map lifetimes and mysteries.