I am thrilled to announce that I have donated two images from my series 'Homesick' to the 41st H'Arts Benefit Auction at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA. This exciting event is raising money to support artists and outreach programs for underserved youth.
Join us for the in-person H’Art Benefit Auction Event at Schack Art on March 11, 2023 at 7pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. Enjoy auctions, raffles, music, a hosted wine + beer bar, and food provided by Lombardi’s. Buy your tickets HERE!
The auction preview exhibition will take place from 25 February - 11 March 2023. You can join the Auction event live in person or virtually.
To find out more about the 41st H'Arts Benefit Auction visit the Schack Art Center website HERE.
The two images that I have donated to this auction are from the series 'Homesick'. In this series I invited ten women and non-binary immigrants to share their stories and memories of homesickness. They provided a list of liquids that remind them of places they have called home such as coffee, chicken broth, pisco sours, and kefir. I then soaked a roll of 35mm color film in the liquid for one hour for every day since they had returned to that location. This work was created in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic where countries had closed their borders and travel was at a standstill. This was the first time for many of the participants that they had not had the option to travel back home to see their families and loved ones. The experience of homesickness was exacerbated for many resulting in physical and emotional symptoms. For some of the participants, it had been many years since they had returned home. The longer that the participant had been away the longer the film was left to soak in the liquid. The emulsion slowly deteriorating over time. The heat of the liquids warped and distorted the negatives resulting in brightly coloured destroyed rolls of film.
Chamomile tea - Bulgaria/UK - 738 days
Berlin/Frankfurt/Moscow/Champex/Trains - Apfelsaft Schorle - 57 days