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floodPLAN is a series of 13 8-inch by 8-inch, laser-cut OSB panels that document the installation of materials present within the domestic interior: OSB and a reinterpretation of a Willam Morris wallpaper made using wildflowers native to Northwest Arkansas. These materials chronicle this Victorian-era home's history, and the narratives present in all domestic structures today. Willam Morris was essentially the godfather of the Art and Design Movement in the Victorian era, developing the Western domestic design sensibility used today. OSB was created as a cost-cutting construction solution in the 1960s that uses bark skimmed off trees during the logging process. The bark is tightly pressed with a toxic chemical binder to create particle boards. It is present in nearly all homes built within the last 60 years. Although revered and expensive, wallpaper is an unnecessary adornment, while OSB is often an inferior method for creating stability. Yet, they both carry a 'structural history'. Through this project, each piece of OSB was polished and received varying layers of polyurethane varnish before entering the laser cutter. The darkness of the laser etching refers to the number of varnish layers the laser penetrates through. The material present in this home in rural Arkansas can embroider a narrative of domestic development across generations.

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