Hut, 1998

Hut is based on a simple, white, folded paper model that was transfigured by first photography then painting, delivering a twilight vision of an anonymous, precarious dwelling that looks more like a storage space than a home. Anglo-Saxon languages distinguish between “house” as a building or as a home, the latter conveying psychological, emotional value. This paper house, which seems almost suspended in the spatial void or in the infinity of time, expresses material and symbolic fragility rather than warm and reassuring stability, like a skiff adrift in the world’s darkness.