Love House / Patty Martori

Patty Martori, Love House, 1991



drywall, wood, color photocopies, pillows

A drywall house looks like a child's playhouse, as simple as a Monopoly house. Normally the doors are closed, and a first view inside may be possible through the top half of a Dutch door. The inside of the little house is crammed with images, papered over every surface.

The walls of the interior include a series of shots from "Popular Mechanics," as Dad shows Son how to build something. They also include photos of a woman smothering a man while talking on the telephone and photos of a murder in a bathtub.

Billowy white pillows look cloud-like, but they are stuffed over the windows, as they echo the pictures of suffocation.
Artist Statement
Go home.
About the Artist
Patty Martori was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1956. She currently lives and works in New York.
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