For #Five2Watch this week we've selected five artists who have explored notions of home within their work: Fay Ballard, Hana Sakuma, Michele Lazenby, Lyndsay Martin and Stuart Robinson.
Memory Box: Drawn from Life, 2012 - 2014
Four Memory Boxes of individual drawings of personal belongings drawn from life or drawn from memory. Inspired by clearing the artist's childhood home after her father died in 2009. Each object holds strong memories and thought associations.
Objects drawn from memory become distorted, fragmented or even false.
The Box is accompanied by an Inventory listing the objects briefly in the style of a local house auction. The use of the Inventory hints at the museum display.
Here, memories are ordered, arranged and preserved behind glass.
Unfamiliar Home, 2016
Installation using small cage like houses made out of brass wires.
Ma Hame is Your Home, 2007
Notions of a Home 5, 2013
Digital photography, giclee hahnemuhle photorag fine art print mounted on foamex board
Edition of 9
78.2 x 53.3 cm + 35.7 x 53.3 cm
Layout I, Layout II
A series of works created from darkroom photograms from unused card model kits inherited from my Father's collection of model railway kits, buildings and accessories.
The work explores ideas of home, uniformity , utopian ideals and unrealised/wasted potential while acting as a cathartic exercise exploring my relationship with my late Father and the influence this has had on my work.
Digitally inverted photograms. Giclee Prints
Published 1 October 2021