Michael Salrin's world is crumbling, peeling, rusting away - and he seems just fine with it. The local photographer focused on life left to rot for a series of striking, clever shots on display through March 6 in the main gallery of the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center.

Michael Salrin's world is crumbling, peeling, rusting away - and he seems just fine with it. The local photographer focused on life left to rot for a series of striking, clever shots on display through March 6 in the main gallery of the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center.

"Too often the effects of time are viewed negatively by misrepresentation and are ultimately misunderstood," Salrin explained in his artist's statement. "I see character, I see composition, I see texture, I see color, I see beauty, I see life."

He'll offer more thoughts on his work during a discussion at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6.