A House is a House Is A House...
I've worked with the house form for a number of years. I work until I feel a sense of resolution. At times I am following a known thread into an outer territory and sometimes I am pulled along, following without any idea why. Sounds like life, eh? I want these objects to have weight and presence, to provoke curiosity, to be multifaceted, to be interesting and humorous, profound, and to have heart.
I use the image of a house in a lot of my work. I like the shape, its more interesting that a square or a rectangle. It is multifaceted. A house is a major archetype in dream symbolism. It's a universal symbol embedded in the subconscious, an unconscious expression of a sense of personal identity. In my work the house is to a certain sense autobiographical. It is a vessel containing emotions, thoughts, daydreams, jokes, puns. A house is a space to be filled with personal energy.