Pier 70 is a shopping center in South Philadelphia. Before the area was renovated, a series of dilapidated piers jutted out into the Delaware River, and a feral cat colony had occupied a large area. The place was decrepit and dirty, but a kind of provisional sanctuary existed among the sinkholes and exposed re-bar of the disused piers.
Solvent is concerned with impermanence, chance, intimacy and distance. Coincidental details of photographs made in public are enlarged, rephotographed, printed, and treated with solvents and abrasives.