Blane expands upon the concept of sublimity. He transposes the idea of the ruin into the late 20th century, when decay and disuse represent, not consciously composed counterpoints to pastoralism, but entire vistas and substantial sections of the landscape. The fact that Blane reinterprets this landscape so thoughtfully – that he does not simply declare himself the “author” of urban ruins – gives his work an intelligence that nostalgia or sentimentality alone can never evoke.

— Patricia Philips, Artforum

Nature of Exclusion

Disappearing Heroes

Homeless Mosaics International

Empty Pedestals

Urban Burial Mound

South Bronx National Park

Nested Playground

Rubble Reconstruction Company