In 2013 my sister, brother in law and nephew were living outside Montpelier VT. We spent a few days driving and walking around Montpelier to capture all the streets names. With the past collages i have always used photoshop to build them, Montpelier i wanted to step out and try something different, making a traditional style collage, cut and glue. Over a five month period i cut out roughly two thousand signs and spent about nine days glueing it all together. It was so nice to work outside of the computer world and get hands on.
The idea for the Street Sign series started out on a bike ride while shooting various places around my hometown of North Tonawanda NY. I thought it would be funny to shoot a bunch of street signs and make a collage. About a week after i posted it online people started emailing me complaining i left out their streets. Which made me laugh but realized if I'm gonna do this i need to have all the street names included. I realized it was actually a cool, fun way to show the city. I like the interaction the collages have with people.It’s a puzzle to find your street.