From 2012 - 2015, I worked with a group of artists led by Paul Discoe and organized by Jesse Schlesinger to build a house using traditional Japanese joinery. Only some of us were trained woodworkers, but the building process became part of our practice, as detailed in our teacher’s book Zen Architecture. In the spirit of what the house eventually became – a classroom – we learned as we went. All of the major work was performed off-site, then the pieces were brought to site for assembly. The barn raising was an all-hands-on-deck situation, and after such a long time coming, a truly joyous event. These images celebrate the process, which took place over many, many seasons.