To the Lighthouse

by Virginia Woolf
Project by Catherine Pond
Partnered with Stephanie Jones

“From a literal perspective, the three sections of [the] model (the first house, the breezeway, the final house) represent the three chapters in the book: ‘The Window,’ ‘Time Passes,’ and ‘The Lighthouse.’ The negative space (the passageway between the two houses, the shadow under the extended roof off the second building) enacts Mrs. Ramsay’s death, while the retaining wall on the right side, with its sharp edges, registers the void against something solid. … In the structure, as in the novel, grief and desire should be inextricable.”

Columbia University