Chrysalis (Contents May Shift In Transit)
Part of the Mad Homes Project, July 2011 madartseattle.com
Referencing the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who have repeatedly denied that their projects contain any deeper meaning than their immediate aesthetic impact, my work "Chrysalis (Contents May Shift In Transit)", while visually arresting, also addresses the themes of commerce, commodity and consumption with the conversion of the doomed house at 723 Bellevue Ave East into a product, a package ready for shipment. On another level, the piece is designed to represent a cocoon, a place of warmth and protection, a place of transformation, development, and rebirth.
Photo by Shaun Kardinal + Troy Gua
photo by Will Austin