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These pictures are a series of images that describe my Amma's house just after she moved out and before the house was sold.

My mom asked me to take some pictures to serve as a record and I approached the subject from the vantage point of an artist and a documentary photographer. My focus was to capture the essence of the place and Amma's presence in it; small details that would come together to paint a larger picture.

The photos themselves are laid out in the order one might have encountered upon entering the house, beginning with the macrame piece at the back door, to the kitchen and living room, and on to the upstairs bedrooms and bathroom.

For many years I think that this house served as a base for the Henrikson side of the family and had the important function of being a meeting place. Because of this, in addition to painting a portrait of Amma's space, I tried to translate the feelings of comfort and home that were part of the house's role as a family gathering point.

Sarah Fuller
November 2009


About the Author

Sarah Fuller
Sarah Fuller is a Winnipeg born artist who now works and lives in Banff, Alberta, Canada. She earned a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver in 2003 and has been the recipient of the Helen Pitt Award, numerous Alberta Foundation for the Arts project grants as well as a Research and Creation Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. She has exhibited her work in Canada, the United States and has been part of an artists’ residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. Her work is held in public and private collections across Canada including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Prince George Airport. Currently, Sarah holds the position of Photography Facilitator at The Banff Centre and teaches part-time at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Publish Date  December 26, 2009

Dimensions  Small Square  26 pgs Standard Paper

Comments (2)


ginjam says

I believe you have achieved what you set out to show in these photos. I get a real sense of the person as these images are quite personal. Some really good photos. I like this project alot. :)

posted at 07:03am Aug 21 PST


dar4ling says

Sarah! You have captured beautifully the coziness of Amma's house and what she meant to so many. Your careful attention to smallest details say so much.

posted at 08:32pm Jul 31 PST

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