Incognito Mews

H.J. Slider's avatar H.J. Slider

Initially created to express irritation with the homogenized results of suburban zoning law, this structure became my exploration of the symbolic spaces we create to separate and to connect us. How do we use our public and our private spaces? The concept of mews (originally, spaces for the keeping of pigeons) became entwined with my thoughts of office cubicles, ancient cliff dwellings, high rise apartment buildings, columbarium. These are spaces designed and arranged in uniformity but they evolve over time with physical and emotional idiosyncrasy. What forces act to enrich or impoverish our public and our private spaces? However beautiful or costly, unless it retains spiritual qualities, a space will seem incomplete and empty to me, devoid of essential human energy. Other spaces sing to me, however shabby or deconstructed, and seem filled with lingering evidences of love and loving kindness. How do we assign value to our public and our private spaces?

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 15 inches
  • Medium: assembled sculpture
  • Width: 29 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 18 inches