The Habitorium

Established in 2013, The Habitorium is a studio focused on my research into habits. It is an archive and a place where I make art about habits. The Habitorium holds more than 12,000 analog images (snapshots, film, slides) and a modest library of books and printed matter. I paint and write from The Habitorium, combining the evidence of my conversations with people about habitual behavior, and familiar images.

Under the auspices of The Habitorium, I have devised several surveys among them: The Survey of Gallery Going Habits (2017), The Survey of Joyful Habits (2018), and The Survey of Bookish Habits (2020). As part of my officiant services, I’ve also created The Survey of Habits of the Heart (2021). The completed surveys are all held in The Habitorium archive.

The Habitorium studio and archive are open to the public by appointment, chance and contrivance. It is currently artist in residence at On Chestnut in a house built last century by the Cambria Iron Works to accomodate its workers.