The Cold War era rocket ship playgrounds located throughout North America. 
Selected photographs from the collection

Over the span of 16 years, 3 presidential administrations (including G. W. Bush, Obama, and Trump) and over 100,000 miles traveling throughout the United States in my car with a large format analog view camera, I have documented the Cold War era rocket ship playgrounds that were mass produced and installed by rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities on both public and private land at the height of the 20th century Space Race. As we approach the 2020 presidential election in the United States I question the paralleling Utopian ideology behind the symbolism of the iconic structure remains within the minutiae of an ever-evolving landscape of people who currently hold closely the concept of hope while attempting to survive in a country that at times resembles a science fiction reality, shaped and structured by environmental and political agendas and outcomes. I have continued to return and document many of the towns and regions where the 25 foot rocket structures still exist, making an archive of a structural typology and the civilization attempting a sustainable existence in which the typology encompasses
Check out the latest "Rocket Science" interview I had with Photoworks UK!

The diorama theaters are presented in a dark room where the only visible light appears through photographic paper creating an idealized enviroment of a star-filled sky devoid of light pollution. The theaters contain hand built replicas of the playground structures found in the landscapes from the "Rocket Science" documentary series.
Constructed of photographic paper, metal, polymer, paint, paper, found elements from nature, and fluorescent bulbs.
These dioramas appeared in the exhibiton "to:Night" curated by Joachim Pissarro, Mara Hoberman, and Julia Moreno which coincided with the exhibtion "Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Click here to read more about the exhibition "to:Night"

These diorama - theaters are presented in a dark room where the only visable light appears from a star-filled sky devoid of light pollution. The theaters contain hand built model replicas of the playground structures found in the landscapes from the "Rocket Science" documentary series.
Constructed of wood, metal, branches, twigs, clay, paper, paint, plastic, and fluorescent bulbs. With many of the finished works I have included the original chacoal sketch.