Village One

Compartmentalizing our feelings is a survival tool used by many, and it has helped me through many crises. These compartments in my mind are like a neighborhood of separate houses, each connected by the ground beneath them.

The green, neon outline of a fireplace and chimney comes into view as the viewer walks along a yellow brick path to enter the full-scale frame of a house. This symbol of hearth and home is replicated inside the house with eight small, black Plexiglas shaft houses with green chimneys that emerge from rich soil. One house has a nest of eggs nestled on its hearth, one has butterflies held airborne by hatpins, and another has closed windows that allow only a trace of green glow to escape.