David Wolf Photographs

Transform/Transcend delights in the sheer physicality of architecture even as it suggests its very impermanence.

As we look at these buildings their blurred lines and sepia tones push at our sense of time. We try to place the images somewhere between now and then, as if each one asks us to identify it as new or old.

Yet the truth they suggest is more fluid than fixed, and speaks to the flow of time that embraces growth and decay, loss and renewal. In this sense Transform/Transcend can be seen as a metaphor for the continual presence of change in our lives.

The series is also a metaphor for personal transformation. As each blurred image shifts and pulls away from its physical self, we are invited away from the everyday, material world to a more inward place: a place sustained by memories and dreams, one that transcends both space and time.