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Photographer Daniel Du brings us this beautiful set of photographs in response to the theme of "poverty" and Philippians 4:19.

Philippians 4:19

Decay and Provision

By 

Daniel Du

Credits: 

Artist Location: New York City

Curated by: 

Brian Dang

2014

16 x24 inches

Photography, C Prints (8)

Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

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Walking through the streets of New York, there is a pervasive amount of decay and waste. There is a sense of temporality and fragility in the human structures that cross our paths. Looking closer, there is evidence of the passage of time and the stratification of generations of cultures one on top of another in the peeling of layers and in the accumulation of debris. In this photo series, I look to decay for renewal. Is renewal evident as time wears objects from order to chaos? I think the answer lies in perspective, in the viewer's vantage point. Whether it's how light changes, how compositions are rearranged, or how points-of-view are juxtaposed together, there is room to reflect on all the layers behind the veneer of what we see within a wider context. Looking this way shows evidence of sustainability that transcends these structures and materials. This series reveals an enduring renewal through the passage of time.

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

Daniel Du is photographer living and working in New York City. Born in Shishou, China, Daniel got his BFA at the University of Texas. Daniel is currently an artist in residence with Transform Arts and is a member of the Long Island City Artists Collective.