Iʼve spent a lot of time looking at, looking in, and looking past my surroundings. Life in suburban America has taught me that the search for purpose never stops where your eyes do. Theres always something behind the well kept lawns and perfectly manicured foyers that reside on the outskirts of a city, something that has been strategically placed to ensure that our machine of a society is well oiled and up to par. Industry surrounds the suburbs in the same way that suburbs surround a city, accurately with direct intention. Without these industrial areas our way of life would cease to exist. They are the cogs and people the oil, working together to keep things moving. The relationship between the mechanic of this machine and light is based strictly on necessity. The style of the light and its location is strictly strategic in the industrial setting and combined with darkness it can paint an accurate picture of its general purpose. By removing the emotional baggage of color and human presence I have created a phototactic response to an overly illuminated existence. This work is a visual exploration into the relationship between light and life, a simple depiction of an intricate societal element. Like a deer caught in the headlights, a moth roasting on a lightbulb, or a plant reaching for the sky I am drawn to the accidental aesthetic created by the industrial landscape. Nearly ubiquitous in nature and wholly unsung, this is the quiet infrastructure that lies underneath our loud civilization.