The photographs in Projects (2006- 2008) distill my appropriation of the Hudson River School painting aesthetic into reflections of projects in puddles of water. They exude an eerie, far from natural stillness and balance that translates into a vicious circle of life on the fringes. The video installations combine clips of movies and TV shows with footage of public housing development to evoke a historical trajectory of urban planning gone wrong. The nostalgia of popular culture, framed by 1980s wood panel television sets, dovetails with anxious anticipation of things to come in a vision of the American inner city as self-perpetuating dystopia.