My “You Are My Home” series is about connections - connection to family, friends, nature, my world, my country and their histories (from the beginning) as well as my ancestors and their stories.
“You Are My Home” speaks of past connections to ancestry and the people who walked before us; the spirits of the departed and the memories and legacies they left us.
It tells of the past years living within a pandemic. Maintaining our connections was difficult. We could not gather and at times had to shelter in place, isolate. Though we could not be with each other physically, we found ways of connecting. Utilizing online platforms and apps, we reached out, so we could maintain and nurture the connections that were so important to us.
The houses in this series speak of shelter and of the importance of home, family and a safe place to be.
The thread lines symbolize the unseen emotional connections between us and bonding through space online, invisible ties holding us together while apart.
The gold areas represent hope for the future; hope that we don’t go all the way back to normal. The hope is that we have learned much.
|Technique:||Etched Plaster on Panel, Gold Leaf, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite Powder, Matte Gel Medium, Tissue Paper|