poetics of home
Vachon Gallery, Fine Arts building // Seattle University
May 24 – June 20, 2018
Poetics of Home is a project that is made to express and show that home is not just a place we grew up in, but the things that carry us, hold us, makes us feel safe and whole. Whether it is someone or something physical, Home isn’t always tangible and with this project my goal is to portray that through photography. Being away from my home has allowed me to learn more about myself, the people around me and most importantly, the significance of our sacred home. Although I am still on a mission to rediscover my new home in a different place, it is beautiful, and I tend to miss it every day. These portraits are captured to speak for the figurative and vulnerable attachments we have to home. This collaboration is honest, pure and real. Here are our empathetic homes and the courage we have to share them.

Artist statement
A new place, some new faces and the absence of home. The anxiety of not knowing what, exactly, defines home for me has prompted this project. After moving to Seattle, I had to redefine myself and my home. It is not physical, but it is just as present as a building. The essence of comfort, health and balance, and our memories of past times define us. The people you choose to be with are a reflection of who you are and the people in this project have had a great influence on me. With this collaboration, I carefully entered their sacred places that fulfill and hold the intangible notions of home. This exploration has become a reminder for me of the important things that shape and carry us. Home is within you.
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