INTERIORS, Installation, mixed media, 30’ x 30’ x 12’, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI 2002

INTERIORS is a response to descriptions of the picturesque in 19th century America, an aesthetic philosophy that shaped the art and architecture of the time. The 19th century house achieved its picturesque interior through a poetic composition of natural forms as found in the manufactured home furnishings of the day: furniture, fabrics, wallpapers, colors, and pictures. INTERIORS attempts to update and reconfigure these notions of the picturesque house interior into an intensified landscape of human and animal need.