Yesterday, Today &…Tomorrow? (Bittercreek)
Color Photographic Print
12.5 x 12.5
Buildings in this composition and their dates of construction: MONTANDON BUILDING/FIDELITY BUILDING (Bittercreek Alehouse), 8th & Idaho streets (NE corner) (1908) / IDAHO FIRST NATIONAL BANK (aka US BANK, CITY CENTER PLAZA), 101 S. Capitol Blvd. – 1978)”
Walking around downtown Boise, I always look up. The contrasts in buildings — their age, color, texture, shape and size — call out, ‘Shoot me! Shoot me!’ Some have stood for 100 years, others are rising now. They coexist, like the people using them: Some of us have lived here all our lives, others just since COVID. Buildings embody continuity AND change. Change stimulates AND disturbs – it’s a reality we must acknowledge.
This work demonstrates the complexity and, yes, the beauty that can result from interaction of past and present, newcomer and old hand. Reality becomes abstract through art.