Artist Carrie Schneider wondered what it would be like to see a house that stood endlessly against the blaze of fire. So she put that vision into action with her series Burning House. Across the course of two years, Schneider built a small 8x6 foot white house for each photograph, drove it to a lake in Wisconsin, and hauled it by canoe out to the tiny island.
Artist Carrie Schneider wondered what it would be like to see a house that stood endlessly against the blaze of fire. So she put that vision into action with her series Burning House. The images vary across seasons, weather, and times of day, but are consistent in composition as well as the eternally glowing house, seen at different stages of burning.
MILU is the Hawaiian Goddess who ruled over the Subterranean Land of The Dead which shared her name. A cave led to her realm and the mouth of this cave was guarded by two gigantic lizards. The association of lizards with the land of the dead came from the way lizards often feed on flies and if there’s one thing dead bodies do it’s attract flies. She would punish the souls of the wicked by feeding them on flies and beetles, then devour them after cooking them in her eternally burning oven.
Anima Sola translates as the "lone soul" or "lonely spirit" and refers to a very specific votive image. Based on Roman Catholic votive statues (but now a standardized chromolithograph), this image is particularly popular in Latin American magical traditions. It depicts a woman standing amidst flames, eternally burning yet never consumed. She gazes upwards, holding her chained hands towards heaven. Is her soul burning in the fire of Hell or does her heart burn with the fire of love?