House Constructions

The longest running and most extensive series I have created is the one dealing with architectural constructions which, to date, totals more than 95 pieces. I have long been interested in the premise that people’s homes are their self-portraits. Our houses are projections of ourselves, shelters for our daydreams, containers for our souls, extensions of our unconscious and refuge for our memories. My house constructions are symbols for the human figure, structures which reveal the identities of their imaginary occupants through the pictorial metaphors of personal histories.

There is a sharp distinction between the word house and the word home. I have chosen to call my structures houses in order to distance them from the sentimental notions of domesticity. My houses are archetypal symbols for the human figure and central to my narrative of identity and belonging.