In a long-abandoned automobile service garage, Hope portrays a reflective, vulnerable energy. Her introspective pose is captivating, encouraging us to explore the patterns of texture and color throughout the image. Dangling wires and debris fill the frame at the top and bottom, contrasting the organic curvature of her figure and the waves of her hair.
This location was one of my favorite haunts. On a now defunct military base (US Navy) that is slowly being converted to commercial and industrial properties. To me the area symbolizes change. It was once wilderness, then paved over. Left to decay, shutes of green pierce the concrete. As new businesses move in, many seek more sustainable practices, such as green spaces and porous surfaces to replace the asphalt.