Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Simparch Manufactured Home

10’ x 32’ x 8’
plastic sheathing, twigs, plastic twine, cable ties, plywood, cinder blocks, lights, video

Manufactured Home prompted dialogue between traditional dwelling in the West and the contemporary conditions of home making. This tenuous sign of a mobile home was hand crafted from a combination of recycled and natural materials. Discarded white plastic packaging from new manufactured home shipments was grommetted and woven onto the framework, a grid of sticks from the weed-like "tree of heaven" which were joined together with cable-ties. The work merged traditional and contemporary building processes, the manufactured environment, and a site-specific sensibility to the culture of southern New Mexico where the work was created. Viewers toured the interior or experienced it as a large illuminated structure -- an ethereal beacon in the night.


Colleen Hickey said...


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Chris, this is hilarious. That's probably what I need for the show!!

Moon said...

Its really kinda beautiful! I keep thinking if someone adds enough candles to the inside it will lift off into the air like a giant lantern. ;0)