Not At Home

2022

EPS Foam, Stucco, Concrete Pigments, Found material

These sculptures were created in order to remove the foam from the waste stream. Highly inspired by the abandoned houses that dot our beautiful New Mexican landscape, and the work of Gordon Matta-Clark, the foam is covered with Stucco, Wood, Metal, Lace, and Glass. The shapes were cut with a Japanese pull saw, and the colors are custom mixed using concrete pigments. These works began as an experiment in Formalism and materiality, and I was thinking a lot about how and why some houses and to a larger degree anything is abandoned. All the hope and dreams once contained in the houses are gone and left to decay. They embrace decay rather than shun it, and form beauty in all stages of life cycles.