by photography by catherine king & colin king
About the Book
Watch your step! Climb with me into a dark and marvelous place, down an unmarked dirt road, rising out of the harsh desert landscape of northwestern Nevada. Decaying ruins of a monolithic factory complex called American Flats, dating from the early 1920’s, are encrusted with layer upon layer of graffiti spray and paintball battles. Unreinforced concrete defines roof-less chambers, sinkholes, stairs to nowhere, cyanide pools, and shattered infrastructure. Architecture, whose original function is now unfathomable, becomes pure form, and suggests the full range of human aspirations. Stonehenge reminiscent pillars and Gothic colonnades lit by radiant light remind us of the heights. Dark dungeons, bombed out walls, and the post-apocalyptic rubble warns of the depths.
I love to tell stories through my art. I am a digital artist and photographer based in northern Nevada and California, USA. From fictional characters (who should be written about) or life-size statues of an urban art project, to my travels or everyday visions, I create digital art canvases.