|recent works | body | land | in an effort to control | twenty houses | unhomelike|
2006 "There will always be more things in a closed, than in an open, box." - Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
I find intriguing commonalities between architectural exteriors and the body. Both are highly individualized, extremely personal, and seemingly exposed in the presentation of their public faces. In the case of the body, clues about meaning may be derived from gesture, posture, markings, or adornments; for houses, meaning rises from architectural features and landscaping. Darkness and shadows blur details and create non-specific boundaries. Ultimately both houses and bodies are private spaces, like Bachelardís "closed boxes," semi-permeable containers that protect us, hide us, and sometimes give us away.