Through an evocative arrangement of 12 small glass houses, this thought-provoking artwork will explore the pressing issue of the housing crisis in Ireland and its impact on individuals, couples, and families forced to live with relatives.
The surfaces of the houses will display powerful imagery of the artist and 11 other hidden homeless individuals, representing a diverse range of people, family makeups, and situations. The imagery conveys the feeling of being trapped or confined in a tiny space, often the childhood bedroom.
The 12 glass houses hold immense symbolic significance, with each structure being priced according to the average rent in Dublin during any exhibition. As rent rates fluctuate, so too will the house's price, symbolising the pressing issue of the housing crisis.
Overall, this artwork offers a poignant and timely commentary on the challenges facing contemporary society.
I am currently seeking funding to take this project to the next level by attending a masterclass with Sylvia Levenson in Italy to learn the techniques of working with ceramic decals, screen printing, and glass painting. With your help, we can make this happen.
How can you help?
If you would like to support me, please consider donating to my GoFundMe page. Your contribution will enable us to take our project to the next level and bring greater attention to the issue of hidden homelessness.
Or follow and share the project on Instagram and TikTok - @bean.no.ti.
I would like to invite those who have experienced hidden homelessness to participate in this project. By sharing your story and image, you will help raise awareness about this pressing issue. If you are interested in participating and being immortalised in a glass house, please fill out this form.
Together, we can make a difference and bring attention to this important issue. Thank you for your support.