The Journey Home
The Journey Home Project is an inclusive artwork that unifies the "homes" of diverse people. From refugees to students, locations that people call home and their names have been painted onto this large-scale installation that forms a labyrinth. Most of the participants are from North Texas.
As visitors walk through the painted translucent walls, they may find a location that holds significance to them while also experiencing other places that are cherished. In this way, the project presents the world as a treasure and a place to discover; it intimates a deep connection we have with each other and the planet.
Additionally, participants are an integral part of the work as the translucent painted maps and moving silhouettes mimic memory and layers of subconscious. Through the panels, visitors can see shapes of other people traversing the same course. The visual of blurred and moving people beyond the translucent walls serves as a metaphor for the loss and inaccessibility of the past.
The Journey Home debuted on June 25 - July 27, 2016 at Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art in Dallas, TX. It consists of 19 panels sized 4' x 8' each.
This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Puffin Foundation.
Specs: Watercolor, Ink, and Acrylic on Clear Acrylic Panels, Supported by Steel Frames, 512 Square Foot Labyrinth, 19 panels sized 4' x 8' each.
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