International Sculpture Center

   
Leah Bailis
leahbailis.com
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Faculty Sponsor: Elin O’Hara Slavick

The house interests me for its strength as a formal image—an exterior form that describes a space contained inside—and for its psychological function. The house can be understood as the self. I work from photographs of actual houses, varying the shape of the space and the sense of containment. I want my models to mirror the beauty, the sense of melancholy, and the tension that I find in the originals.

Untitled, 2004
Wood and paint, 17 x 11 x 12 in.

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