I started this project back in April and just finished it this past weekend.
But really the thought process for this project began March of 2009 when I bought this wooden display house.
When I discovered the work of Jane Schouten, I was inspired to move forward with this project.
Once I knew we were buying our house, I used our new house as the starting point for this piece.
I added scrabble letters to spell out “HOME,” paper that lined the kitchen cupboard, fabric from Bear’s grandma and my mom, images from a flower book I bought in Scotland, music and dictionary pages, magazine pages from high school, a fortune I had kept in my purse since February and the cork from the champagne on closing day. To top of the house, I put the metal cross my dad had given me in college for my car.
That’s the finished piece, siting on the shelf in my studio against the pink wall.
I used run-on letters and lyrics from Ben Gibbard’s You Remind Me of Home. Finally, I poured resin (that I bought almost 5 years ago, I was waiting for the “right project.)
I am excited to finish the dining room and hang my artwork up on the wall. And I have already begun working on my next wooden house.