Echoes of Home
This collection of work exhibits my multivalent connection to the Appalachian Mountain region. For me, the area’s rolling ridges and vast mountainscapes evoke comfort and familiarity. Home to my earliest memories, this deep-seated sense of place shapes my identity and understanding of the world.
Surrendering control allows the most interesting things in life and art to happen. Through this exhibit, I break down root understandings about the meaning of my own existence. Through explorations of the intersections among time, place, memory and the land, I am continually discovering what it means to be home.
This exhibit is a comparative study of change. Subtle references to impermanence and distortion of memory echo throughout. The impurities of locally-sourced wild clay are indicative of its origin. The material remembers, it documents my bodily gestures enacted upon it. Rhythms of breath and song are amplified in space and scale. While regional voices demonstrate the reverberation of traditional sounds over time, historical photographs and field-recordings provide a reservoir of resonant narratives that give presence to the past.