Bungalow 30s

2004. Mdf, acrylic paint. Each unit 4 - 8" x 18" x 30" Photo: Cedric Bomford

Bungalow 50s

2004. Acrylic, mdf, metal.

Bungalow 70s

2004. Acrylic, mdf, metal.

Bungalow 90s

2004. Acrylic, mdf, metal.

Bungalow

2004. Acrylic,mdf, metal. Dimensions variable.

Bungalow

Bungalow comprises 4 parts; each a scale model of an unassuming middle class house one might have built anywhere around Vancouver (or elsewhere for that matter) in the 1930s. The work reflects upon the notion of renovation – the ubiquitous addition – that may have occured over the subsequent decades (50s, 70s, 90s) to meet the needs of successive generations. As a result of taste and/or fashion these houses morphed into ever more distant versions of their original selves. The work looks specifically at the inside spaces and how these redefine the exterior.
The history of this imagined house uses various colours of green to connote the four different eras. The shape represents the original one story house, a bungalow, in the 30s. The volume of the house is  painted in a green associated with that era. in the 50s a few rooms were added  indicated by the lime green boxes and changes to original volume. The bungalow was modernized in the 70s, indicated by avocado green coloured sections. Finally the 90s additions in yet another green modify the house to its most recent iteration.