2021

Don't forget to come home, see you tomorrow.

Natalie Saint

Natalie Saint

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

2021

Don't forget to come home, see you tomorrow.

Natalie Saint

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

2021

Don't forget to come home, see you tomorrow.

Natalie Saint

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

This 5.5"×5.75" cube is made of 32% transparent acrylic, with a battery powered 6v LED light bulb suspended from a hole in the back wall. The lid is removable, allowing for manipulation of both the LED wire length and angle. Light is emitted from the cube, in what I consider to be the “neutral” illumination level. Each of the four walls has a window on hinges, which allow for additional light to spill out when opened. Curtains hang on either end of the windows – made of neoprene scuba, they block the light when drawn across each panel. My entire life, my mom would leave the front light on in the house whenever someone was coming home after dark. Even if she went to bed before you arrived, there would always be a light to greet you; she only asked that we turn it off once we settled in. I moved out six years ago and still have never lived with anyone who does this – this absence of light showed me how caring of a gesture her leaving one on for me was. This composition is meant to mimic the warm glow of a home, my home, at night, from an outsider's perspective. The user may draw back the curtains, and open the windows, allowing for more light to emit -- or close the house up, as maybe everyone is already home.

Don't forget to come home, see you tomorrow.