Artist Sarah FitzSimons’s House is a minimal outline of a life-sized 2-story house. Framed with aluminum poles and joints, the houses connect Chicago’s architecture and Lake Michigan.
This life-size 2-story house made with aluminum poles and joints. is half on the beach, the other half in the lake. House explores architecture that is physically and psychologically open and exposed. The house does not have roof, walls, or floor: no barriers keep out the wind, rain, sun, and waves, yet it is recognized as a house. As architecture, it blends the ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ using only the most minimal lines to define the space of a house within the greater expanse of the landscape.
Biography of Speaker/Presenter:
Sarah FitzSimons combines sculpture, photography and video to create pieces that range from temporary interventions to permanently placed work. Her projects often involve oceans, deserts, rivers, or mountain ranges, and explore collisions of the physical and metaphoric. She has exhibited internationally and in cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Long Beach, Atlanta, Burlington, and Cleveland, and has installed numerous pieces outdoors.
FitzSimons has been awarded residencies and grants from the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, I-Park, and the Ohio Arts Council.