My photographs of anonymous sites around Galveston Island depict a sense of loneliness and abandonment. I’m intrigued by the remnant of the temporal inhabitant — the nearly collapsed fence, the oil stain on the road, the half-opened curtains of the motel room by the sea.  These fragments create a sense of simultaneous presence and absence that shrouds the space with mystery and invites the possibility of alternative narratives.

“Paradise of the Lost.” Digital photographs. Dimensions variable. Class: Visual and Dramatic Arts 2020 Senior Studio.

Terrence Liu ’20 is a Seattle-based software engineer at Facebook. 



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