Explorations of Home

20 Living Rooms, 2011
Photograms
Four page layout: 28 x 5 in. (71.2 x 12.7 cm)

The living room—a most versatile room and perhaps the most public. It invites and absorbs intimacy, conversation, display and performance. As well, it is a space for detachment from the external world. The living room allows dualities to take shape.

20 Kitchens, 2011
Photograms
Four page layout: 28 x 5 in. (71.2 x 12.7 cm)

The kitchen is where I recall my first memory. The rituals performed in the kitchen enact the cyclical nature of creation through the process of transformation.

20 Bedrooms, 2010
Photograms
Four page layout: 28 x 5 in. (71.2 x 12.7 cm)

The bedroom is a place remembering and memory formation. Whatever variations a bedroom may consist of, it is a defining space where the fusion of dream and reality make their impressions.

Arrival/Departure, 2010
Digital Photography
6 x 6 in. (15 x 15 cm)

Dreams are travel stories. This photographic essay explores travel through imagination. It depicts a journey that begins, unfolds and returns to the space of dreams: my bedroom.

On 1202 Hall Avenue, 2010
Digital Photography, Hand-cut paper
23.4 x 33.1 in. (594 x 841 mm)

Re-imagining childhood home.

Uta Barth and the History of Photography, 2008
Digital Print, Hand-cut paper
10 1/4 x 15 x 6 in. (26.04 x 38.01 x 15.24 cm)

It’s your Arrangement, 2008
Digital print, Hand-cut paper, plexiglass box
3 x 5 in. (7.6 x 12.7 cm)
An interactive piece to engage the experience of home as a creative process. It is constructed from 14 pieces of folded paper with text on the interiors and exteriors that emphasize what drives my thoughts, process, methodology, and aesthetics.

myarrangement_box

myarrangement.2008

Locality, 2008
Inkjet Print
Map: 9 x 12 in. (22.86 x 30.48 cm) Houses: 1 3/8 x 2 in. (3.49 x 5.1 cm)
Mapping home.

locality

Constructed Identities, 2007
Digital Print
Houses: 2 x 2 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm)
Map: 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm)
An exploration about home as a recognition of self. Modeled after the Myers-Briggs personality typologies, 45 houses comprise the results of a survey. Each house reflects the individual participant, their Myers-Briggs score and a photograph of their living space where they feel the most themselves. The houses are grouped by typology and set within a neighborhood which represents the 16 types of personalities.

The Bedroom, 2006
Digital Photography
6 1/4 x 8 1/3 in. (15.9 x 21.2 cm)
A documentary photographic essay of 16 bedrooms and the inhabitants relationship between personal space, solitude, dreams, and vulnerability.

The Collective House, 2005
Paper, Laminate Sheets, Ink-Jet Prints
Personality Cards: 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (5.7 x 8.9 cm)
Archetype Cards: 6 x 6 in. (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
The Collective House (inspired by Eames House of Cards) is a physical engagement and visual introduction to Carl Jung’s concepts of personality typologies and archetypes that combine his concepts of home and self-metaphor. The deck contains six core personality attributes each with 11 cards that depict images of domestic interiors. The larger represent six archetypes and serve as a metaphoric foundation for construction.

In Search of Home, 2005
Digital Photography
6 1/4 x 8 1/3 in. (15.9 x 21.2 cm)
An autobiography homes lived in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1973 – 2006.