Empty Spaces

I was commissioned by Northwestern University in Evanston to complete a series of before and after images of some renovations they were doing on several of their residential property holdings. While the renovations are lovely, I was struck by the beauty and simplicity of the 'before' images. We always hear about the artistic use of negative space, and although I don't know that my compositions employ that principle all that much, the subject matter  does, by being empty. There's something kind of stark and lonely about these images, I won't hit you over the head with analogy's to age and transition and all of that (more than I just did) but the series has something going for it, by not having too much going on at all.