Redefining an Unconventional Space
The storefront was, and was always meant to be, a work in progress. A large and raw studio space where we could conceive and execute almost any idea. We cut our teeth on running gas lines, wiring with live electricity, laying glass blocks and even my sister learned to strip paint(revealing two 12 foot high windows on both sides of the front door).
The Storefront offered an environment where almost any concept could be explored, such as the candelier, 52 hanging candle-filled jars, suspended to the tin ceiling with magnets. It was a space left undefined. Would it be a furniture resale/upholstery workshop, a supper club? A friend even used it as an acupuncture studio!
When it came time to move on, a lot of projects were left unrealized, but the impact that space had on everyone who spent time there remains, the way that storefront captured your imagination.