Welcome to my art room for the Home series!
Home have been the subject for many years, but it has taken on another dimension with the 2020 pandemic.
We all have so many varied experiences of the concept of home. What does home mean? Does it mean being at home or arriving at home or seeing that home is where the heart is? So I gathered up various thoughts about home and recorded them in artworks. These artworks show aspects of what home means in an instant in time.
During the pandemic of 2020, home means being at home for longer than it seemed possible. With being in lockdown at home to help with reducing spread of the virus, being at home has taken on a new meaning for many people. Home with all of the current implications is still a fascinating subject for me.
(photo: "At home underneath", detail, acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 inches, Home series)Contact Sally
Amazingly enough, the pandemic year 2020 produced one of the more positive paintings in this series. This artwork was in a sketchbook a few years ago. I was not sure if I would ever turn this sketch into a painting, but I was compelled to do so during the pandemic. I got out one of my bigger canvases that I was saving, and I dove right into painting.
The result is this artwork. As an unusual side note on this piece, it is the only artwork where I have painted the sides of the gallery wrap canvas a bright red. Most of my canvases are painted black on the edge. A red edge just seemed right.
(photo: "At home where we can laugh", acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches, Home series)Contact Sally
There are quite a few more sketches that are ready to be turned into paintings in the Home series. This particular photo is an image from a painting in progress. I'm happy to say there are more paintings to be done in this series, and I'm looking forward to painting them. There is more to say on this subject now more than ever.
(photo: "At home inside the chamber", in progress detail, acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches, Home series)Contact Sally