Ekstatic Edgewater

There are 70 different languages spoken in the Edgewater/Roger’s Park area of Chicago, and a burgeoning LGBTQ community as well. What does a complex social arena such as this one look like? What kinds of dimensional forms might one use to imagine E/RP?

The buildings of E/RP were constructed in the 1920’s for a very different society, social scene, mix. As often happens, they have been re-configured and re-deployed to suit the current situation. I make digital photographs of those spaces, of the places where public interest and private property overlap, and re-present the digital information from those photos as fragments and 3-D objects in steel, aluminum, paper and paint.