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Pink Deck

 

I applied two coats of pink latex paint to the back deck of a condemned house slated for demolition. The house was in my neighborhood and adjacent to it was an untended lot that had become a small woods. The woods were used as a shortcut between streets and by the neighbors to walk their dogs yet the house appeared unsafe and threatening. Painting the deck brought the house into new focus and my daily presence at the site persuaded the neighbors to experience the house and deck for themselves.

 

Mission Hill, Boston (2008-2009)

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