Seth Clark.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based artist Seth Clark focuses on deteriorating architecture. His art is a combination of collage, charcoal, pastel, acrylic, and graphite on wood. “I see an inherent honesty in the face of my subject,” says Clark. “These man-made structures, designed to be huge forces of permanence, are now collapsing in on themselves. Among all of the clutter—the shards of wood and layers of rubble—there remains a gentle resolve … They are on the brink of ruin, yet appear dignified in their state. Something very energized and present is trying to escape out of a slow history of abandonment.