SHADOWS OF ENLIGHTENMENT
arose from a 2016 independent study in Florence, Italy. It was here I became more aware of how early socio-economic networks still inform and control our global interconnectedness today. “Shadows of Enlightenment”, was an installation that strove to communicate how enmeshed all aspects of society had become during the early Renaissance. As Florence’s monumental institutions were primarily built on the back of merchants who found their wealth through the textile trade, I created a series of drawings utilizing altered lace and light to recreate the shapes of the shadows cast by the city's major churches, which I acquired from google earth.