Hoard (in progress)
90x70 oil 2012
This one is closely related to Closets. The challenge is to not over-control it, allowing a surrealistic openness to shapes. The house is a container for hoarded objects. Are these objects only inanimate things, or are they memories--or beings and activities?
Hoarding or collecting is a kind of organization and stratification; the most wonton hoarder at least organizes through the layers (things on top of other things--strata.) The house rests on its basement, which merges with the earthy or geological stratum below.