Lighthouse began in 2015 in the studio and was revisited during a summer residency in 2016 at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. This work started with 3D printed house forms that rest on piles of rock salt within bell jars, rotating slowly on turntables. More recently, I included the watertower form I've used for the past few years, this time modeling it out of paper and wood. I also included the light industrial architecture I see out of my studio window- cell phone towers, electric lines, radio towers. My partially blighted/light industrial neighborhood was the visual inspiration for this piece, but like all my works, there is the element of illusion, stagecraft and fantasy as well.