American Dream 2: Fairbanks, AK

Bronze, bronze braising wire, patina
10” x 38” x 10″

In Interior Alaska (and many other places), houses get built on unstable ground, and sometimes houses built on previously stable ground become unstable. Foundations no longer function as a foundations. They move, they succumb to the forces they should be impervious to, they cease to provide stability – for the structures they support, and the people that live within. 

This piece is personal, rooted in fear, and inspired by the realization that a foundation which effectively anchors a home to the earth is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted.

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