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Cat Marchese

Toronto
Cat is an ardent creative, passionate about reviving historical building blocks through photography. She has always been fascinated by wilder environments, crumbling buildings, forsaken institutions and urban decay. The structural remains of these once peopled places – their ghostly bones – are as intriguing to her as their shed historical skin. Digging through the cast-offs from dilapidated structures, she exhumes the mud bones of what once was.

Citybonez™️ pays photographic homage to our stately skeleton, the building blocks manufactured by brickyards dating back to 1889, offering a glimpse into the wardrobe of our collective architecture. Cat's images preserve relics from many historical brick makers which produced bricks for such venerable  landmarks as Massey Hall, Casa Loma, the Ontario Legislature and the University of Toronto's Hart House and Convocation Hall. Within our built environment, we find the predictable and continuous cycle of human destruction and creation.

Photography & Digital Media

01 Don

  • 2020
  • 101.6 x 60.96 cm
  • $678

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