Where The Heart Is
Our walls hold secrets, private thoughts and actions. And, like our minds, we do not always choose to allow others to enter; it is a personal space where we, at times, can lock others out.
This installation creates the illusion of privacy through the metaphor of the house, which can be easily trespassed.
As each person walks around the house, they may look through the windows or step through the open walls. Reality television has given us permission to enter, take a look around, and listen to what's being said. When inside the house, the voyeurs see an empty chest of drawers, each lit from inside. We, as people, are exposed. Our lives are more transparent than we think.
Once, when installing a lockset, my father wisely told me that if anyone wants to enter a house, they we find a way. Be cautious! I feel that I am that house. I am cautious whom I allow to enter my life.