mixed media photo collage on board, 14”x11”
As I conceived this piece I was imagining Turk Street in the Tenderloin a long time ago – when it would have been an open hillside covered in spring wildflowers. Sometimes, as I am working on a piece, unexpected and unplanned things happen. This time travel photo began to remind me of the photos I have taken up in Bodie, California. Bodie is a remote ghost town in the Eastern Sierra where a few rows of buildings remain surrounded by open fields. At first glance, Tenderloin Spring might be a photo from Bodie, but the more recent facades bring the viewer back to San Francisco.