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The south is how I remember it--a summer slow, sweet, sticky. The air is adorned with honeysuckle, seasoned with cicadas, and so syrupy you get sticky just from walking to your mailbox. For whatever reason, I was blind to its romantic, idyllic charms before, the still, slow evenings and strangers who will stop to share their stories with you. I know that my leaving was an important part of this process-I needed to leave to go home, just as much as I needed to leave to get away. 

--Journal entry, 12 June 2016

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Going Home

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Going Home

Going Home is an ongoing photographic and painting exploration of the transcendent meanings of home, and the connection between people and place. 

"What is home? What is it about a place that gives us a sense of who we are? How is it that you can feel at home in a place you've never been, and what does it mean for me if I can never stop moving? 

As I try to build a sense of home in a place far away from "home", I wonder about what, if anything, will hold me to it longer, lest I go off spinning into wandering adventures again. Four months into a new city, I feel the itch to move, and stave it off with weekend escapes up or down the coast. 

Staying, staying home, concepts my restless heart have always fought. Should I learn, dig in, fight to grow roots, or should I let the wind blow me away again, towards possibilities both unknown and infinite?"


Journal Excerpt, April 2016

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