Michelle de la Vega
SEP 3 – 26, 2009
This installation is made of 300 sewn paper pillows that incorporate photocopies of architectural drawings by the artist’s father. The pillow installation represent the experience of dreaming, as well as addressing the function of dreams in our relationship to reality. Are dreams the agents of hope and survival, or saboteurs obscuring our ability to confront reality?
“Dream House fuses my family heritage into a single image. It represents the experiences
surrounding my father’s dream houses, but is also the house of my own self; a complete house
of history and belonging.” – Michelle de la Vega