Study of home
Study of home- nostalgia in the present (2015)
76 x 392 cm, four-colour separation screen-print on paper
Photography: Robert Frith, Acorn Photo
Study of home- nostalgia in the present is an example of how I take the meaning of personal nostalgia in order to explore its impact on my artwork. Study of home- nostalgia in the present shows a carefully selected corner of my house, and It is an image of my personal and private moment and a relationship with my physical home. At the same time,Study of home- nostalgia in the present represents how a domestic place and very ordinary objects in my room or a corner of my kitchen become influential in my idea of a home. By using ordinary objects such as cooking pots or fruits, I refer to what I constantly need and use in my daily routine. However, the moment that I set up these everyday objects during a very quiet time in a long working day is the moment that I expose my physical exhaustion and the repetition in my daily household activities. Changing the fruits in a fixed spot explores my idea of a metaphoric concept of displacement. Study of home- nostalgia in the present is not the representation of migration and displacement. This work reveals my desires resonating in solitude, and my hidden emotions that are influenced by experiences of displacement.