Structure of the Church is the first series in my book Structure of the Church. Here is the first paragraph of the essay that explains the work:
In 1888 when its second spire was completed, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception dominated the Albany skyline. For ninety years it was one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city, proudly commanding the side of Madison Avenue hill at Eagle Street, until the Empire State Plaza cast its shadow over it. The cathedral was built for the entire Catholic community of Albany. However, the Italian immigrants didn’t resonate to its imperious and sedate Gothic character. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was dark and gloomy, more like a mausoleum than a living church. It was full of frightening shadows, which hid the statues placed high on the walls, making them distant and unreachable even to prayer.
Selected images from the series:
STRUCTURE OF THE CHURCH - No. 7 - The Space Beyond Heaven
photograph with hand color
STRUCTURE OF THE CHURCH - No. 8 - Following the Edge Between Solid and Spirit
STRUCTURE OF THE CHURCH - No. 10 - How Religion Started
STRUCTURE OF THE CHURCH - No. 11 - Understanding the Form