Series of Five Expanded Light boxes, 9"x12" up to 14"x21"
Inside Outside explores an image while looking from the outside in as well as from the inside out. Three light boxes depict Sefton Park in Liverpool, England. Though the images were taken outdoors, the British park is a highly constructed space similar to an interior. The lake of the park is not a natural phenomenon and is as constructed as a table or chair. Two light boxes show highly constructed spaces that have been left to ruin: the former Iraqi embassy in Communist Berlin and the Communist housing project near the 1936 Olympic village near Elstal, Germany. Although they were interior spaces that had specific political significance, the exterior forces of rain, plants, and dirt have been allowed to act upon them considerably. These light boxes are expanded; each plane of the image was cut out and printed on its own piece of transparency and then held apart invisibly from the other layers by a sheet of acrylic. Each layer must stand on its own yet in conjunction with the other layers, giving a true 3-D construction of the space.