Aiding a Slow Leak


Flint, MI / 2009


Pat & Don Williamson Residence


In 2009, Pat & Don Williamson discovered a slow water leak creeping from their upstairs bathroom into their living room which caused the ceiling to gently sag. When I first encountered it, the surface appeared to have a slight pimple fighting for visibility. The ceiling had been skinned in the 1970’s with a rare polymer composite called Barrisol Flex as well as painted obsessively. Curious to experience the ceiling’s popping point, I convinced the two that it would be cheaper – and more satisfying – to aid the leak rather than suppress it.


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