“Wendy Burton has been photographing variations on the theme of vacated environments for the past fifteen years. The multiple series subtly weave together—some subjects more literal, some metaphoric, but all of them dealing with spaces that were at one time inhabited and no longer are.
Trace Elements, her first body of work, focused on detritus in the landscape or in abandoned buildings —imprints and artifacts that were left behind when humans had moved on to new places. These photographs ranged from cathedral-like interiors of deserted grain elevators in Buffalo, New York to the iconic, crucifix-like form of a fallen telephone pole at a deserted copper mining pit in Butte, Colorado.
Empty houses, shuttered schools, closed factories, Baptist Church interiors destroyed by Hurricane Katrina —all are subjects that attracted the photographer.” – Taken from www.vipart.com