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 of my own glass house conveys the feeling of being trapped or confined in a tiny space, my 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, symbolizing the pressing issue of the housing crisis.
Overall, this artwork offers a poignant and timely commentary on the challenges facing contemporary society.
How can you help?
Spread the news! Ask anyone who you know that is experiencing hidden homelessness if they would like to share their story with me.
Follow and share the project on Instagram and TikTok - @bean.no.ti.
I would like to invite those who have experienced hidden homelessness in any form to participate in this project. By sharing your story and image (if you need to stay anonymous that is totally ok and we can work around that), you will help raise awareness about this pressing issue. If you are interested in participating please fill out this form.
Together, we can make a difference and bring attention to this important issue. Thank you for your support.