I was in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. I saw all these people living under the highway in a tent city. I could not believe my eyes. How is it possible we are unable to house the people living in these tents? We certainly could figure out a way to make things better for those who lost their homes. Meanwhile, I kept hearing on the news that more and more houses are being foreclosed. People close to me have been victims of this housing crisis. The houses series seeks to express the emotional importance attached to our houses and the crisis we face as individuals, as neighbors and communities when our houses are abandoned or destroyed.