Illustrations by James Haggerty
Etchings of the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The contrast between light and dark along with the empty hallways creates a dramatic and haunting effect.
I portray architecture because of its awe-inspiring qualities. I most often depict my urbanscapes as being devoid of humans. It creates a tone that is both peaceful yet a little unsettling. This paradox is often the underlying tension found in cities; how often have you felt completely alone in a city full of people? The juxtaposition of the buildings themselves, which are a clear sign of the presence of mankind and the physical disappearance of its residents is something I find interesting. I like when these opposing elements clash and interact to evoke in the viewer a sense of quiet peacefulness with a touch of foreboding.