Rainbow House

Rainbow House by Luisa Ayala and Street Haven at the Crossroads Women Emergency Shelter (artist’s photo)

Rainbow House is a collaborative art piece made out of 12″ by 12″ modular tiles of corrugated cardboard, coloured paper strips, and hard cardboard from washing machines packaging.

Each tile is created by a woman living at Street Haven Shelter.

The concept of ‘building a house’ was originated during the first session at the shelter, where each women described with words, sketches and images what they would like to represent in one collaborative piece.

A home built with cardboard reveals truth about life experiences, turns barriers of homelessness into opportunities, isolation into collaborative fun, and sadness into creativity.