Kansas City Reconstructed

The project started with a billboard, a cityscape made entirely of buildings that once existed in Kansas City but had since been lost. I read books, websites and old newspaper clippings while researching the illustration, learning about the history of Kansas City. It could have been the end of the project, but instead it was the beginning. 

I began to take a second look at streets I crossed every day. I started to see the city in a new way, as a living thing in a constant state of change and evolution, a process of building, tearing down and rebuilding. After seeing all the great buildings Kansas City had lost, I had a desire to explore it from my new perspective. I wanted to document the buildings that remained.