Spring 2020 > Window Axis I

'Window Axis I' started as drawings of floating axes, with certain objects transformed along them. My drawings during fall 2019 helped me start creating some of these spatial events. This piece was a way to bring the house into a space where any 'house associations' people have must be adjusted.

Window Axis (center view)
foam, acrlic, carpet, photo transfer, window
3'x4'
2020
Window Axis I (alternate floor piece)
foam, acrylic, carpet, photography
3'x4'
2020
Alt. Lower Window: for Window Axis I
photo transfer, stencil, foam, spraypaint, frosted mylar, yupo
1'x3'
2020

The photo transfer on the top is a photograph of my house. The photo transfers at the bottom left are google maps collages of Antarctica. These 'collages' are great because of why they are made: no one satellite has picked up a big enough image of an area, so google pieces many images together. This leads to dissonance between each image, and no two match up, so you can't quite tell what you're looking at.


During the making of these pieces, I was reading a lot of science fiction, then reading (and rereading) some graphic novels by lesbians, and listening to music by trans artists making 'hyperpop'; I was thinking about shedding gender. I chose to filter these thoughts through houses/architecture, because my experience of gender was strongest when I lived at the house where I grew up and attended religious school. Both buildings featured a decorative language that suggests classism in the home; using this 'house vocabulary' I try and suggest the emotional crushing and expanding that occur when one must exist one way within themselves, and another way outside of themselves.