the third project of The House Phase Installation
Series. These site-specific installations
are based on the artist's parents’ hand-built adobe
home in northern China. The installations take
on a simple one-room-house structure, and are built
using a wide range of materials, from traditional
adobe bricks (see The
Little House Stands On the Prairie), to
delicate 8-foot-long wax drips.
Recall was made from approximately 600 hand-made Paraffin wax drips. These delicate wax drips measure 5 to 8 feet in length, and shatter easily to a light touch . Suspended in the center of the space, the installation echoes the angle of the rafters and the roof of the barn. Sun light falls through the gaps in the roof, and projects hundreds of light circles, which glide across the space and the house structure throughout the day. The house form speaks of a familiar domestic space, though the fragility of the material calls for uncertainty within the viewer about what a house stands for; shelter, protection and home.
The 1900’s cattle barn
at the Djerassi Foundation that hosted the installation, Woodside, CA