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Installation at Gregg Museum of Art and Design, N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC, as part of Natural World Exhibition
Memory House
Waxed silk, wood framing, branches, halogen lights, pilings.
8’ x 15’ x 9’

Memory House, , Spring 2007. 8’ x 15’ x 9’.

The walls are made from silk which has been waxed by hand. The drips, scrapes, and other irregularities on the surface comes from the process of pulling lengths of silk through a shallow pool of hot wax. This texture is a window into the process of making and gives the house a sense of history or use.

The juxtaposition of these elements; translucency, shadows, light, texture, branches with the house form, seeks to explore the tensions and poetry between opposing states of preservation and passing, of solidity and transience. Combining both metaphysical and material form, the plants themselves become a metaphor for memory. How do we preserve the remnants of last year’s growth? Or should we make the attempt? The translucency and fragility of the house structure is reminiscent of the temporal nature of dwellings. How the contents of a house or even a conceptual structure are continually in flux.