Objects and Spaces of 'Place'
In Lucy Lippard’s book, Lure of the Local, she suggests artists should ask themselves a series of questions when they start to approach ‘place’, such as, “how does the interior relate to the exterior? Does the style of or decoration of either reflect the cultural background of the people living there? Is there a lawn? A garden? What do you see from your favorite window? She also stated that “all places exist somewhere between the inside and outside views of them.” Inside and Outside are binary opposites defining a space within a place and although they are opposites, they share a symbiotic coexistence. They each define the other. They both offer comfort and shelter. And in the instance of a house/home, they tell us something of the inhabitants. In these works I look to define the relationship between the inside and the outside of home/shelter, and the presence and absence of the inhabitants of these spaces.