Subverted Domesticity/Suburban glass houses (2000)

Glass houses, © 2000 J. Thomson All rights reserved

For my final semester at Tyler, I focused my attentions on the theme of quiet desperation, or “subverted domesticity”. Using modular molds I made from solid graphite, I cast dozens of suburban houses (modeled after the one my parents still live in) and acid-etched the surface to give a satin light-diffusing effect. I then painted the bottoms of each house bright colors and patterns… the same way that the owners of the houses in the subdivision I grew up in paint the houses garish colors to make them stand out, since they’re all built on the same floorplans. Most of these have been sold, but I do still have a few left. If you’re interested in purchasing one, please contact me.

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