The concept of HOME is one of basic human need. The psychologist Abraham Maslow’s widely recognized theory of human needs includes in its foundation safety, security, and warmth – along with food, water and rest. There are many variations on what constitutes home – from moveable tarp or vehicle to permanent, residential neighborhood to formal acreage and estate. Communities form, rise and decline only to rise again but in different forms.
Observing the changing demographics of housing in the Bay Area, where the artist lived for many years and now seeing major changes in the Portland, Oregon housing landscape where he is now residing, Mr. Meeker conceived of this exhibition. Using a wide range of materials to sculpt - from cardboard moving boxes to pennies, shaped LED lighting and an inflating and deflating blue tarp -, the exhibition formed to symbolize densities of housing, geographies of neighborhoods, and the many transitory aspects of home.
See more of Dave's work here - http://www.davemeekerart.com.