While strengthening my concept with an architectural intervention, I am gathering architectural elements found in Jacmel, Haiti, and the Caribbean, for inspiration. Below are some of my drawings either depicting those elements as they are, or transforming them for personal use.
I used architecture literally as a reference, using the attic, the boiler room, and the stairwell to make associations between certain binary divisions such as higher and lower and heaven and hell. The stairwell became a liminal space, a pathway between the upper and lower areas, each of which was annotated with plaques referring to blackness and whiteness.
Artist René Green cited in Location of Culture by Homi K. Bhabha