At its core, my work grapples with the nature of things as constantly in a state of flux. I focus a study of home in pursuit of the eye of this storm, but the process reveals all but stillness. Stories, bodies, and ecologies emerge as complex relational structures that shed light on home’s complexity, interrelationships, and mutability. The labyrinthine journey of the work teases out synchronicities across narrative, corporeal, and environmental modes of being that articulate our experience of home as a living locus of change.
My interest in home focuses on three interpretations—home as habitat, home as body, and home as story. Whether environmental, corporeal, or narrative, home is our first universe, our own corner of the world, our refuge. This characterizes it as the central locus around which the rest of life orbits, so as home changes, everything else is flung along with it. If we zoom out, it is the eye of the storm, the sun in our galaxy. If we track its movement, all else follows. So studying home in its multiple forms aids the depiction and examination of the vibrant chaos of life. It leads to a sort of origin, an inner core. From this center point, as it moves and changes, we can glimpse a 360 degree perspective of its efferent ripples, reverberating outward, multiplying and softening in time.
As relationships and interactions within domestic spaces resonate with open-air ecological systems, the inner workings of living bodies, and meandering narratives in the mind, commonalities inspire exchanges. Inside becomes outside. Domestic spaces impersonate landscape. The porous membrane of the house acts like skin. Scenes from the story of the mind are planted and cultivated. Threads from each of these spheres are woven together into the essential fabric of the work, creating hybrid scenes that visualize the changing and complex nature of home. The process compounds time, commemorates decay, and mythologizes memory.