The Hut, having an inside, an outside and a threshold
between, becomes a metaphor for the individual. The Hut's position
in its environment symbolizes the individual's space/place within a
community, society's institutions and the "global village."
Huts: Inside/Outside entails the construction
of three separate structures: Uterus, a free-standing, semi-mobile
hut placed in the patio of the Fine Arts Gallery; Cumulus, an
installation erected against the sliding glass doors leading from
the patio into the back room of the gallery; and Tumulus, a low,
sod-covered hut installed as a temporary public sculpture on the
CSULA campus (to the south-west of the main entrance to the Fine
Each hut manifests different aspects of the
individual's attempts to nomadically shift his position in society,
negotiating his own needs and desires within the goals of the
community. As evidenced by their respective titles, the huts
together represent stages in life: the beginning, middle and end.