Project Description

Lori Greene | Click on image for more details

Artist’s Statement I have been struggling with the issue of affordable housing for a number of years. While I do own my home, it is small and five of us share two bedrooms. And because of the current housing market, the equity we have in this house does not allow us to move into a larger one or a safer neighborhood. Unfortunately, our situation is a common one, especially for low-income people of color and the working poor.

My hinged triptych takes the form of a house and utilizes found objects, glass mosaics, and photographs. When opened, it reveals things that make a community healthy: images of children playing outside, gardens growing, and neighbors talking. I use the triptych shape because for me it represents a spiritual place, a place for dreams and hopes.