Safe Haven

| Safe Haven | barn wood (yellow pine and chestnut), piano keys | 112"w x 12"d x 96"h | 2010

It was the magnitude of the twisted pile of debris that first drew me to the site of the collapsed barn on my family’s farm. The massive Pennsylvania Bank barn that had stood steadfast for over 120 years, now lay in pieces on the ground. It was the individual beauty of the barn’s wood siding, exposed a century of environmental conditions that repeatedly drew me back.
“Safe Haven” is my visual response to a place of my past, that is now at it’s end. Through the work of salvaging what could be considered reusable in the debris of the barn, I found the seeds of a new beginning.