Jessica Rae Ecker © 2022

What is a dwelling but an empty vessel to protect from the surrounding elements, while correspondingly providing an anchor which holds its inhabitants within those natural elements. This necessary irony is an essential part of human existence. Yet, when one envisions the relationship with habitat and habitation, is it rooted in reality or an illusion of symbiosis? Is there an underlying combative friction within the dualism, or are both elements pulling away through an act of avoidance?

I believe as humans what we desire most is a genuine interaction and complete understanding from what we chose to interact with. As we progress through an interpreted reality, we become more persistent in questioning our relationships - whether human-to-human, human-to-architecture, human-to-landscape, human-to-technology, and human-to-institution. As we contemplate the reality of the experience verses the illusion of the experience, we realize the illusion is shaped by emotion, memory, and desire. Our interpretation of space and relationships changes as our interactions and beliefs progress with time.