These images are the result of explorations in the urban environment. The results come from streets and alleys where paint is peeling, flaking and cracking on doors, windows and walls; from dumpsters where layers of paint are revealed in scratches and chemical peelings, from cube van graffiti mixed with scratches, from decaying chair upholstery, from painted wood that’s warping and natural wood that’s mouldy, and from scuffed plastic.
These are the everyday decays that we pass by in travels because they are so ordinary. We may avoid them because they are decay and are unworthy of our attention. They sometimes are so small that we don’t look to notice them, or they are in out-of-the way places and elude our attention.
I have experienced wonder and magic in the everyday urban environments in Toronto and the surrounding area. These are my favourite images.