Upon receiving an invitation to fill over 7,000 SQ FT of empty wall space in the 2018 Florida Parade of Homes E2 Art House in Orlando, I jumped at the chance. I have always considered myself a multi-disciplinary artist, with my roots in Graphic Design and Mixed Media, but this was a wonderful new opportunity to really push the envelope and work with a team of standout people.
I approached the project as if it were a one-woman gallery show and to challenge myself to create as much varied work as possible in as many different mediums as possible over the following 6 months. The über-cool contemporary house was being newly constructed by E2 Homes and designed by Michael Wenrich Architects and I was delighted to fill this “blank canvas” of vast wall-space with an entire collection of new work.
All I told myself was to have fun, don’t get manic, and to create suitable fresh work that was site-specific to the soul and size of the interior (and exterior) spaces. Every week during the construction process there was a team of us that would meet: the builder, architect, construction manager, interior designer and myself. The inspiration was flowing as the house took shape, as the walls went up and i could see how light was playing throughout the day in each room. This evolutionary process really helped me develop what work I would then go home and execute, but also allowed me the chance to “listen to the voice of the home” as it took form. I felt like the house would tell me what work it wanted: sculpture, color field painting, photography, found object assemblage, etc. Much of the work was site-specific and I curated each room accordingly, as well as to align with the furnishings. It was a wonderful surprise when the house sold to a young collector and they wanted to purchase a majority of the collection.