This sculpture is a rendition of one of the many new condominiums that have taken over Portland in the last ten years. The condo is the furnace and we will have hundreds of tiny wooden houses for people to write on and throw into the fire. The houses represent all of the actual houses that have been demolished in Portland to make way for new developments. The audience is invited to write their dreams, house-related or not, on the tiny houses and burn them.
Matt Sipes is a designer for Neil Kelly, a prominent remodeling company in Portland, Oregon, and has worked in the remodeling industry for over 20 years. His current position is a Design Consultant. The job allows him to design dozens of different remodeling projects a year and he loves it! In Matt’s off time he designs and builds less functional things like fire sculptures and lighted fish.