My newest series, Passages, is inspired by images seen in abandoned garment district warehouses frequented by myself and fellow art students. A deserted dress factory loft, soft amber afternoon sunlight through vaulted, age worn window panes. Dust specked swirls of light rays catching shadowed hints of old lace, yellowed cotton formed gowns, bits of fabric drifting in semi-dark tableaus of decaying, mysterious evidences of another time and space. It all invoked in me a kind of sad nostalgia for lives somehow tied in memory to these buildings. The discarded, ignored invisible markers of moments spent and forgotten.
These are the poetic ghosts that haunt the creative inspirations of my new work. – John Lawson