Valued, was part of an exhibition at WHAT Art Gallery in St. Croix Falls, WI, a renovated former bank space. In this exhibition, I inspect the emotional and financial impact of home through two installations, Valued and After the River House. Displayed in a former bank’s teller atrium, this series explores the unattainability of home ownership through a variable edition of 30 works. In each print, marks resembling grass indicate the tens of hours of labor compensated at the federal minimum wage that would be necessary to purchase a median value home in the United States. I produced 30 prints featuring an increasingly lush lawn to represent each quarter between 2009, the last time the federal minimum wage was raised, and 2023.



Risograph, variable edition of 30

50” x 82”, installed

[WHAT Art Gallery, St. Croix Falls, WI]