Salvaged Landscape

Created and framed by the setting and pace of demolition, Salvaged Landscape re-appropriates a Detroit house hit by arson to create a translation of the original volume and materials, using intricacy, mass, and intentional darkness. Leaving the existing stable walls of the house as form-work, the salvaged charred wood was configured piece by piece into a new, denser volume that explores thickness, texture, and occupation. The work in its various states of construction and location offer the chance to question material and immaterial contents and expectations; somewhere in the story it stopped being a house, or did it?

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