“Impressions” is a photo series that reflect my recent fascination with symbolism in architecture. Cities everywhere have a presence, an energy, a story. Feeling part of that story makes me feel at home, as if I belong. As a recent immigrant to Texas, and to Houston, I don’t have a personal history here. I find myself still looking to the city for those connections, and those symbols. I feel at once welcomed and shunned; amazed, and unimpressed; on the inside track, and yet often excluded. I think these photos touch the tentative relationship I have with Houston: a beautiful, vibrant city filled with movement, color and texture.