The American Dream: Fairbanks, AK

Kiln-cast glass, sterling silver

Alaska is a place of extremes and Fairbanks is no exception. Here, homeownership is very different from owning a home in the Lower 48 states. Housing prices are high. Heating prices are high. Finding property with good well water is a challenge, and many people haul water from town out to a holding tank at their house. Not to be overlooked, finding good ground to build on is even more of a challenge. Melting permafrost and water drainage are real issues. Despite all of this, people love living here.

Homes tend to be small, imperfect jewels in some regards – small enough to wear, and certainly a luxury.

The American Dream: Fairbanks, AK is a hollow form statement ring made from silver. on the top are set two tiny glass houses
The American Dream: Fairbanks, AK