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In 2002, I made this diorama (above) - an imaginary landscape of rolling green hills, endless blue skies and a bird soundtrack.
I showed it in an exhibition called The Milk of Human Kindness
at Joymore Gallery in Chicago. Soon after, my husband and I packed up our things and drove away in search of adventure.
Living for a year out of a campervan made me scale down - my studio was literally a shoebox.
As we traveled, I documented the passing scenes in the form of these much smaller, 2x2x2-inch, lighted dioramas.
Coincidentally, after crisscrossing the country many, many times, planting ourselves in Texas for a while, and then moving to Idaho,
I discovered that the very first diorama I made turns out to be an actual place after all.
It is definitely the foothills of Boise.
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