Vinyl Milford    1994

commissioned by the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
  • Little Building for Two Activities, 1980

Vinyl Milford transforms a mass-produced, vinyl coated sheet metal storage shed into a guest house. These storage sheds, used to store lawn mowers and bicycles, are fixtures of suburban American backyards. Inexpensive and practical they stand in for the elegant out-buildings and guest houses of country estates. The Vinyl Milford is transformed into a complete guest house. This building is too small to contain a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and dining room. The equipment and utensils needed for each of these functions bulge the walls creating ghost-like forms of the interior furniture to be revealed on the outside.  As a function is required its equipment is pulled from the wall to inhabit the emptiness.