On September 4th, 2008 Hurricane Ike reached the shores of the Caribbean and eventually to the
South-Eastern coast of the United States. Killing over a 150 civilians, causing $32 billion dollars in damages and up to 80,000 destroyed homes. This project, developed a week after the catastrophic event, concentrates on a prototype design home for an environmentalist to explore and experiment simultaneously as he/she lives in their home.
The home aqcuires recycled aluminum, photovoltaic panels, and an underground generating capacitor
/recycling water pond in order to store all forms of energy thermal, hydro, solar, and wind. We as
individuals know that the future relies on sustainable design, we want to contribute to this evolution.
Everyone goes through this stage in their life, a stage which is illustrated in this piece, a robot, having an epiphany. The robot has been lied to, and this is the robot’s
reaction. Hypothetically this is a metaphor for any person who is a dreamer, an optimistic person
who has illusions of a utopian world. One’s this person begins to grow and see the reality of this
world, then the painting becomes a surreal depiction of this situation.