Jorgie surveys the Charlotte, North Carolina horizon. She poses against the skyline, idyllically silhouetted by the sun setting over the distant buildings. What first appears to be a wasteland of an urban environment is actually a construction site and a rebirth story. The current state of broken concrete and rebar will give way to revitalization. The three main characters in this composition are the flat construction zone, the rising buildings, and the close figure.
This print is an early favorite with collectors from my Industrial Nudes theme. This collection of images sets the nude form against unnatural environments of concrete, chrome, mechanization, and grit. The series contemplates the contrast between the mechanical and the organic, the clean and the gritty. Even the strongest human body is slight and delicate when compared to the rigid, bulky elements of the industrial backdrops. It is, at its base, a commentary that compares an idealized “human as an animal” to humanity’s perpetual expansion into nature. This theme celebrates beauty and achievement by showcasing icons of mechanization in conjunction with the splendor of the human form.