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so small amidst it all

Homestead (light) is an ongoing experiment to light a group of abandoned shacks that were constucted as a provision of land ownership under the Small Tract Act of 1938. In various states of decay, the shacks filter light through windows, rafters, and gaps between siding. Left to collapse in the desert, this project seeks to highlight their historical significance - both as a product of the american drive to own land and the failed relationship between landowners and the surrounding desert - by viewing them as lanterns. Whether lit up by the desert sky or artificial light, the illuminated shacks demonstrate the fragility of these man-made structures and their diminutive presence in the vastness of the desert landscape.

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