Dwelling Afloat•2017

With Dwelling Afloat, Rontherin Ratliff re-imagines his experience with the grieving of a personal loss during the New Orleans flood, that resulted from the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. Dwelling Afloat exists as a sculptural depiction of Ratliffs’ realization of the magnitude of debilitating loss, while standing waist high in his grandmothers’ living room, amid the Hurricane Katrina floodwaters. Through the use of found objects that are associated with domestic living, he has materialized structures that take the shape of houses and bring to mind our layered understanding of home.

Wood, tables, patio chairs, screen mesh, cloth hangers, fencing, metal

Dwelling Afloat
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