Web Orniments 2
35 mm, silent, 4 min
Verses is a film that animates old water damaged and moldy books. The books are juvenile hall ledgers from the 1940’s – 1960’s. The ledgers were written by councilors on the daily observations of the children in their charge. The Rorschach patterns that have naturally formed in the books remind one of the psychological impact this institution had on the children detained there.
16mm, 6 minutes, silent
Forsaken explores an abandoned juvenile detention center. Parts of this film were photographed over many years revealing the physical change in the building.The neglect of the building is a metaphor for the children who where once detained there.