Sites

Shore

Paper

Carpet

This area of West Dallas is seen by many city planners as a potential place. It is a space to be made better, more useful, and more attractive, and what is here now has already been conceptually swept aside to make room for what’s coming. I am interested in what characterizes this place as it is, while also engaging in this trend toward beautification that seems to be so prevalent in Dallas. It is a city that values appearances: maintaining what is pristine, fixing what is broken, and covering up what is unsightly. Carpet is a material used to literally cover up—to make the spaces where we dwell and work more habitable. Especially in industrial and corporate settings, it is a cursory effort at domesticity and comfort. By bringing this unremarkable, indoor material outside and placing it “in the way” of this active, inhabited street, I hope to provoke questions about the suitability and the potentiality of such cover-ups.

Sod

Mulch

Pollen

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Thorns

Stream

Hay

Along the Way