I have a deep appreciation for visual patterns and creativity in any context. Crosswalks and road lines are hallmarks of intelligence, so this series centers on human ingenuity. These simple graphic marks represent the collective agreement in society that lines painted on asphalt are all it takes to keep pedestrians safe from harm and to keep cars moving in an orderly fashion. Though imperfect, the system is remarkably effective for its simplicity. These orderly lines hold great power, yet they’re so common in the urban landscape that they blend in. Infrared photography allows me to explore human-made environments while highlighting the fact that nature is always close-by, even within our most advanced systems.