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I am an artist living and working in Lancaster, PA, with my family. The Obsessive Dollhouse is a lengthy investigation into how the home can serve as a surrogate body, a creative haven and as an isolating and insulating space to keep us from feeling other's suffering. This is a self renovation blog. Through construction/ renovation and destruction, through natural and unnatural forces, this blog will document the process. In the end what will be left?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Basement At Last

Usually the basement doesn't come last, but you do what you can.  The roof is repaired as well.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Wind.  Rain.  Holes in the roof, torn off as if  by a giant with a jigsaw. The porch roof is gone.  And the new addition smashed 20 feet away.

Friday, November 28, 2014

"...the language of the unheard." 

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
March 1968

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mold Remediation

It started with a cough and burning around the eyes.  The dehumidifier was not enough.  Could smell it in the living room the most and only when I left the house and came home.  After all that water.  Fearing the worst, I encased it all in plastic and donned a hazmet suit.  It could be anything growing in there.  Not sure what to do about the exposed skin.  Ripped out the living room floor.  Hoping the house can be saved.