Step through this gateway and you will find yourself in The House of Dreams.
I could try to describe the house and tell you all about Stephen Wright, the artist who has created and shaped this amazing work, but I’m not going to. Instead, as a tiny snapshot of this world apart, I’m going to show you some of the photographs Stephen very generously let me take before the most recent open day got underway.
Then I’m going to invite you to make a cup of tea, take some time out and let Stephen explain his work to you personally. Trust me. You’ll be glad you did. So go on – open the gate and step into the courtyard…
Now go through the front door and into the hallway. Memories surround you: Personal thoughts and immense feelings laid bare.
Peep through the archway – colours and textures draw you inwards. Assembled words and objects create something new from the lost and dispossessed detritus of the world.
The studio floor and walls bridge the space towards the back garden.
In the world of Forensic Science it is often said that “every contact leaves a trace”. The cherished fragments of lives lived and lives living infuse each space and become the very DNA of the house. Challenging, comforting, personal, intimate, human.
This is the House of Dreams.
Many thanks to Stephen and Michael for letting me get in the way while their final preparations for the open day were underway.
You can visit the House of Dreams in East Dulwich on the last Saturday in September or October – Tickets can be purchased via Stephen’s website here.
©Chez l’abeille 2017