Similar to the objects of decay that come to rest in many of the locations I explore, skaters are generally disregarded and overlooked in society, but if you spend enough time with them, you get to know the human side of something with a rough exterior.

Por La Barrera

This collection of images focuses on moving closer to home, youth and a sense of playfulness, while still relating them with the decay that can be found surrounding it. There is a spectrum that can be seen within this life cycle, beginning with falling to the ground. The objects are dropped then submitted to the elements, and slowly age into the surroundings, sometimes re-disposed of, bulldozed into piles, crushed and twisted further. Here I have tried to view the space more broadly, from the residence around it, to the piles in it where the objects come to accumulate.

When You Are Feelin’ Down

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child.
The righteousness can’t overcome the raw
Feeling of defeat.

Somewhere out in the ocean, there sinks a man
With only a family as the stitches at his seams.
But I am not him.

Soft like a plank of pine in a stack
Ready to be ripped down
I await a thin exposure.

This man I know has taken me in
Inside his home, a small cube filled with his memory.
But he erases himself over and over again until he can’t remember.

Acting a symptom of pain locked away
He rolls over with the hope of a darkness to sleep under
As if the sun would make a scar.

I could tell you what to do
But would you do it sincerely?
Do not listen.