Interiors explores the conditions of place as it relates to the human psyche. These fictitious scenes are metaphors for human psychological and emotional experiences that take place within the built environment. The detailed diorama sets I build represent altered perceptions of inhabitable spaces. The construction, shifts in scale, quality of light, and play of color and pattern, provide a separation from the real and an entry for individual interpretation.
Although the miniature has traditionally been used to create safe and controlled worlds, where things are idealized, I am most interested in creating scenes that allow for personal reflection of the constructed space. By distorting perceptions of the real, I modify the familiar. While these spaces may feel believable at first glance, the distortions and disconnections in the photographic image ultimately require reinterpretation.
Inherent in architecture are the psychological effects of enclosed spaces, and the light, geometry, and materials that define them. An interiors decor and color choice can be an extension of an inhabitant’s experience or a metaphor for a state of mind. Doors, windows, and hallways are portals that create transitions between spaces, interior and exterior, known and unknown. The confounding light in space can either give the viewer an emotional and haunting feeling or a sense of optimism. The rooms take on personalities of their own, oscillating between believability and fiction.
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