C. Wesley H. Crump was born and raised in New York City, and his early personal work was mainly black and white landscapes that dealt with the themes of human absence, and patterns in clutter, decay, dilapidation and decomposition.
Wesley's current work Memento Moris and Neo-Classical Dreams explores multiple themes at one time, while visually recalling his cinematic roots. The largest artistic influences on his work are the landscapes of painters Nicholas Poussin and Caspar David Friedrich and the works of photographer Gregory Crewdson. Several themes return from his previous works, such as the "ever present but unseen" spectre of Death.
In March of 2009, he completed work with the Cleveland Public Theatre and Director Craig J. George on creating photo installations for the world premiere of the play The Aperture. The Aperture also played at the New York International Fringe Festival in August 2009.