This house of red glass is an installation at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass. It is part of artist Mildred Howard’s series exploring the meaning of dwelling. Here a simple sharecropper’s shack is recast in vivid and luminous color. The theme is the fecundity and beauty of even the most modest house. The house itself is simply constructed. Lapped glass panels rest in custom metal clips. The wood frame is cross-rigged with cables to resist wind and the roof is raised to prevent uplift. Collaboration: Mildred Howard, artist.