• NEIGHBORHOOD
  • These images comprise multiple stages of a master planning thesis that sought to document and represent the memories embedded in a cemetery, ultimately seeking design solutions that connect it to the neighborhood as a beautiful public park. During the stage of “GRAVESTONE,” I went into the cemetery and traced over headstones and found objects with charcoal, capturing the engravings and textures of aged concrete onto trace paper. These drawings were then scanned and superimposed over plan drawings — as in “CEMETERY” for instance — to embed quite literally the memories and names of previous neighborhood residents in the design. Other peripheral studies like “NEIGHBORHOOD” used charcoal as a textural medium to show a richness shared between the triangular-shaped cemetery and its surrounding neighborhood fabric. This cemetery project was really the first time that I directly engaged this concept of memory in my work. Much like I am interested in what Art Farm is becoming, I was also interested in this neighborhood and what it was becoming.