Home usually makes us think of the place(s) where we grew up, the homes where we have lived. Home is undoubtedly connected to family. These notions of home are important to us all, yet they do not contain everything that we might experience or mean by “home.” Home is not always a place. Home is not just our families. Sometimes we find ourselves feeling unexpectedly “at home” during specific activities, in special places, or during important events. Home is where we gather strength and confront our fears. Sometimes we must leave home in order to rediscover it, appreciate it, and better understand its significance.
The artists featured in this exhibit were asked to submit a photograph that embodies one example of home for them. These images offer a personal glimpse into what makes each individual unique. Yet they share the idea that we all find home in different “places” and for different reasons. No matter how or where we find it, our sense of home is always powerful.
We hope their work generates your own reflections about home. Where do you find a sense of belonging? Where is your space of empowerment? What is home to you?