Newburgh, NY
Moving through a house like hiking up a mountain. Through the musty undergrowth to the sun shining bright symbols above, designated danger marked on a butterfly’s wing.

In Newburgh, a city which has faced economic austerity and abandonment, many of the historic facades now bear a red X - a graphic indication of structural danger and visual reminder of poverty.

20/20 renders Newburgh's ubiquitous red X into natural phenomena.

Light box with vinyl transparency, 2019.

Exhibited in “Terrain Biennial”, Newburgh NY

Photography by Michael Vahrenwald