Once Home

Whether its down the street from my studio in New York or half way across the world in Japan, climate change is increasingly leaving abandoned communities along the world’s coasts.

More than just blowing winds and rising waters, climate change intrudes into the interiors of our lives when it knocks the walls off our homes, invading the quiet rooms that we once felt warm and safe in. What is left behind when people leave their homes and these communities are wilting structures and crumbling foundations that people built their lives upon. In these abandoned places, time is not measured by the pulse of a clock but in geologic time, by how long it takes for a weed to crawl up a wall and consume the rooms we felt safe in.

These places provide a glimpse of what the world will look like if climate change accelerates as predicted.