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.
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.
This project is on-going and will be exhibited in different areas around the United States. In each new place, panels will be added as submissions of home are received and the labyrinth grows. If you'd like to be a part of the project, let me know what place makes you think of home and I will paint you into the work.
June 25 - July 27, 2016, Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX
This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Puffin Foundation.
FOLLOW THE PROJECT HERE