ARTIST STATEMENT: The House Project is a sculptural social intervention that promotes a dialogical exchange between the artist and disenfranchised members of society and the necessity for refuge and protection from the elements whether in time of loss, safety, or just basic necessity and survival. Araujo builds small-scale shelters that are inserted in an urban area with a homeless population. The structures are designed after common architecture found within the host city and are large enough to accommodate an average sized human with minimal possessions. These modest constructions are mostly made of salvaged materials and provide a temporary reprieve from the elements with no expectations for longevity or permanence. They are utilitarian objects that serve to illuminate the notion of stability provided by the image of a house.