Vince once inventoried the Cathedral and compiled a list of its components he could print on T-shirts. He says it takes about 20 minutes just to read it.
Though he was once referred to as a "mini Christo," accused of looking for publicity rather than trying to create real art, Vince confesses neither really applies. To him, it's just something to do. He equates it to a child's fort or a clubhouse. "It's like, why build a sandcastle? It's just to have fun. It was kind of my version of escaping. Make my own little private world, you know. The way I want it… Playing is the main reason why."
Vince has been playing with his cathedral since he moved into the house in 1989. Around 2000, however, recess nearly came to an end when Vince made a brief decision to scrap the whole thing. Due to what he calls "a little mental craziness," he began tearing his creation apart and selling it for scrap. "I just wanted to move out of here and get away."
He follows with a smirk, "Obviously, that didn't work… It was impossible. I hurt myself trying to take it down. The back tower was three stories tall." Vince dismantled the first two stories and called it quits. "It was just killer. I couldn't go any further." He laughs, "It's just too solid."
He's since returned to his senses––or left them again, however you see it––and is currently rebuilding.