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.
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.