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Site-Specific Installation in Manistee Woods, Ginger Cakes, Spices, Wood Frame, 2013-2014


The Ginger House is a  site-specific installation that was created in Manistee Woods that draws from the classic fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel's house and draws from the tails representation of female through the constructs of Matron, Maiden, and Crone often portrayed in fairytales and entrapment. The Ginger House installation and video performance draw on additional themes of family, home, and domestic labor.


The Gingerbread House artwork is made with a wooden frame structure that supports hundreds of delicately baked ginger cakes. The aroma of freshly baked ginger cakes engages the senses, evoking memories and ideas of comfort, safety, and well-being. In juxtaposition, the artwork's inherent instabilities and ephemeral nature point to notions that lie beneath the surface of constructed ideals of home and utopic familial orientations. 

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