• REFUGE II
  • Refuge II
  • Refuge II
  • Refuge II
Ingrid Lahti - Refuge II

installation

Part of the METALCRAFT traveling exhibition curated by Carole Fuller. Photographed in the Western Gallery at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

The triangular shelter structure leaning against the gallery wall is built of galvanized steel construction studs over a mild steel frame with inset french doors. In the left lower corner of the structure, a motor turns a small wire construction on a screen. Lit from below, its shadow on the wall suggests a spider in a web. The sound of the motor animates the space.

On the right is a garbage can containing four flicker lamps "burning" cast aluminum branches, like a homeless person's fire in the street.