Ella Dawn McGeough

Bear light shadowed realms bear light (2011).

Ella Dawn McGeough is fascinated by traditional myths of the supernatural. In preparation for her House Games proposal McGeough came across the Finnish gnome and protector of the home. Although the gnome itself is not revealed directly in this piece, it acts as the basis for the construction of a modern, mystical world that reflects the fears and concerns of today.

This project consists of a series of imitation Spectrolite stones dissimilated throughout the house (inside and out). This rock is native only to Finland, and as most precious stones, is symbolic of magic and power. The visitors are invited to enter this mystical world charged with symbolism by looking for, discovering, and keeping these precious pieces of styrofoam.