Our world; our chance
Pancho (a small, enthusiastic dog) has a vision of heaven, but chooses
the neighborhood dogs.
The ideas that shape our lives and give them meaning can also waste our
time and prevent us from being aware of the everyday miraculous, even
the everyday ordinary.
Combining the compressed structure of a graphic novel with the physical
immersion of installation, Habitat layers over a sub-current
of violence, the vague promise of a blue heaven, a last glorious sunset
and Habitat itself.
Habitat is an enormous apartment complex, filled with the messy lives
of its occupants, overheard conversations, smells, sounds, thoughts, misunderstandings;
"real" people and figments of their imagination; the through-story
of the prodigal daughter.
Handmade from woodcuts with the addition of sculptural objects, wigs
and belts to create the right amount of chaos.
thanks to the curator of this group show, Patrick Macaulay for another
leap of faith, and the able assistants who helped me install it : Mark
and John Angus.