Subtle gestures turn ground into site. Pegged out and legislated; fenced in and given tangible measurements.
Boundaries and area. A series of steps “allow” ground to be domesticated.
So, ground becomes site, site becomes potential. Negotiated, zoned, cultivated, tended to, cared for.
Setbacks and provisions; foundations, slabs and openings under a roof.
A bed, essential utilities, and some storage; site houses home and house occupies site.
But what dwells between site and building? The garden of course! Call it the front yard, the backyard, the courtyard, some gravel, weeds growing along side, or even those potted plants that inhabit a kind of interior - the garden dwells at the ambiguous edge of domesticity, somewhere between house and its site.
A Soft Focus on Domestic Things pays close attention to the movement of soil, the demarcation of boundaries, aspect of containment, enclosure and cover, and of course domestic things. In doing so, the work attemps to re-understand the obvious yet complex relations between site, garden and house.
Through precise, highly literal, and wryly self-conscious representation, drawings, renders and text hope to re-perceive matters present within mundane acts of domestication…or at least produce well-considered houses on well-examined sites.