Explorations of Home

Re-visiting 20 Bedrooms, 2019
Photograms, digital print, photography, digital imaging
12 x 12 in. (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

From process book to re-imaging and re-processing.

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

The living room—a versatile room and perhaps the most public in the home. It invites conversation, display, performance. It absorbs intimacy and relations. As well, it is a space for entertainment and detachment. The living room allows the interplay between the personal and the social to take shape.

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

The kitchen is where rituals are performed and enact the cyclical nature of nourishment and creation through the process of transformation.

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

The bedroom is a place for 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. (59.4 x 84.1 cm)

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.



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.


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.