The Myth of Home, 2015
59.4 x 42 cm (23.35 x 16.5 in.)
Home carries with it a sense of belonging, identity, history, comfort, and stability. However, home can also be a place of insecurity and dissatisfaction. It can elicit sensations of estrangement and confinement or longing and hope. This project emerges from a frustration and disillusionment with an inability to live in the ideal of home. These works on paper explore the psychology of home based on reality and aspiration. The uncanny experience of the familiar as something unfamiliar offers a useful perspective to home as imagined and home as it is in that it can connect us to or distance us from our own experience. This conflict is expressed through the images that picture home as fragments of space.