'Dissolution' is a series of photographs depicting the ruins of monasteries forcibly closed and stripped by Henry VIII during the English Reformation in the sixteenth century. The shells of some of these great buildings still stand, scattered across the country. While living in England, I became drawn to these complex sites with their strong resonance of sacredness echoing against the evidence of ancient violence and present ruin. This series explores the thinning of barriers between rational design and chaotic decay, between certainty and confusion, memory and imagination, searching among the dissolving forms for the fleeting moment of understanding.
This book contains 33 images from the exhibition.