A MILLION MARKS OF HOME
A Million Marks of Home is a site-specific installation that addresses ideas of deterioration through the process of mark making. The installation fills the entire gallery space with more than 250 wood panels, which are indented and drilled to varying degrees, effectively warping the space. The interplay of light and shadows on the wooden panels with lines, indentations, and drilled worm-like holes, play an important part in highlighting the impermanence of one’s existence; they are meant to illustrate the passage of time.
“A Million Marks of Home is a work informed by a much earlier work where I drilled through a table and chair until it almost fell apart,” says Goulatia. “The work was a tribute to the memory of my father’s indomitable human spirit while succumbing to the vagaries of Lou Gehrig’s disease.”