Blight Melody

27" x 15" x 6"

Mixed Media


This piece compares two (unofficial) housing studies maps in my childhood neighborhood. The first map is from in 2000 and the second is 2010. The maps are identical, with abandoned or demolished buildings cut away. The cut outs pluck teeth on a comb in a deconstructed music box mechanism and create a little composition. There is more negative space on the 2010 map, so the composition is a more complex (and even a little melodic.) 

Photos by Riva Sayegh, PD Rearick and Andy Malone