Hi. I'm Dee Briggs - the artist behind the House of Gold project. This house has a story to tell about its history and about our future. With the help of great friends, I painted the house gold, prior to demolition, hoping that it might encourage everyone to see the value in people and places - before they are gone. From the beginning I have seen the project as a metaphor for the lives of young people in my community and communities like it. Just yesterday 12/15/14 the body of an 18 year old boy was found, shot to death, about 8 blocks from the House of Gold site. If more people had seen the gold in that young boy - he, and so many before him, would still be here.