by Hana Robinson
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by Hana Robinson
love life day by day, color by color, touch by touch, because you’ve got a body & mind to exercise & use it as much as you can, never mind whose [sic] got a better or worse body & mind, but stretch yours as far as you can.
— Sylvia Plath
From the archives:
Chad Wright - Master Plan (2013)
"For the first part of this series, Wright created a mould in the form of an L-shaped suburban dwelling, and set out a series of sand castles on his local beach. This scale-model suburbia was washed away by the tide, which perhaps urges us to consider the relative transience of so solid a symbol of the American dream, particularly since the 2007 subprime mortgage collapse. "
"In Master Plan, I am conflating a child’s sandcastle with architecture typifying postwar American suburbia. This three-part series culls artifacts from my childhood, investigating suburbia in its vision and legacy.Phase One focuses on the mass-produced tract house, re-examining it as symbol for the model American Dream.”
The Dollhouse was an 8 year project, which reached completion on March 23rd, 2013. In 2005 I acquired the use of a farmhouse, abandoned in the late 60’s. The house was located near Sinclair Manitoba on highway #2. For over 18 months ( - winter) I re-shingled the roof with recycled shingles and restored and furnished the house to the era the house was abandoned. I then removed the north-facing wall and replaced it with plexi-glass. The house was officially opened to the public June 9th, 2007. The house then stood tomb-like as a life-sized dollhouse for 6 years.
In October of 2012 the house began to show its age, the foundation was compromised. The house was only meant to stand as long as it remained safe. In March of 2013 The Dollhouse met it’s death with fire.
Ha! I roller skated with Mark once. He’s a nice fella.
Mark Warren Jacques | markwarrenjacques.com
“Stories are told in allegory, and mythologies are alluded to, but seem stubbornly rootless. Jacques has taken of their melodies, but he’s not giving them reach-arounds: this is his;world, and he’s more than willing to give that medicine circle a lackadaisical spin.”David Lewis on Mark Warren Jacques