For most of my life I have experienced the world as a very chaotic place. In 2006 I began exploring the tension between reality and unreality in that world, addressing the chaotic feelings, starting to re-imagine my life. A significant part of this re-imagining has been the examination of fundamental conditions of light, shadow, color and form by photographing structures in the built environment. My subjects are chosen not for their identity, but for the way these simple compositional elements reveal volume and texture, in effect creating a new structure that becomes monumental, in terms of both perceived size and imagined purpose. Examining structures this way brings a sense of order to the world, providing relief from the chaotic feeling.