Burying Monkeys by Rhett Beck

Burying Monkeys by Rhett Beck

$45.00
Photographer Rhett L. Beck takes us on a journey through the ruins of the Old Crow and Old Taylor Distilleries in Millville, Kentucky. Describing his work as the "art of decay," Beck specializes in portraying the effect of nature on our built environment, and in the process he guides the viewer to see the unexpected beauty in the midst of abandonment, to feel the stories and the spirits in derelict places. As a result he expands the visual possibilities of our world.

But this book also documents a personal struggle for recovery and atonement, as Beck has returned to these scenes, again and again, to "bury the monkeys" that plague him. As such, the spaces pictured here possess immense spiritual significance for the artist in addition to their aesthetic value.