Healy Hall, Georgetown University, Washington DC, 2021

I am fascinated by zooming in on architectural details — getting so close that they reveal their secrets, their most basic forms. Builders of old would include detail that would never be fully understood by the unaided eye. It adds a depth to a building — a subconscious sense that closer inspection might be rewarded, or a reflexive understanding that a building is special. Here, the process worked in reverse — faced with what was likely a leaking roof trim cap, a hundred feet up in the air where nobody would ever see it up close, some beleaguered workman said ‘heck with it’ and slathered the entire thing in caulk.