Home is where

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This is a sampling from a new project. Works in progress.

Home is where the heart is? In these images of very small model houses I'm teasing at the notion that the house is a home. That our homes are a part of us in an organic way. Looking at these 'homes' in miniature, of plastic, from sky view, in isolation I feel as if in some way, the viewer is an observer into something that is artificial in the way we might see what a home really is or can be. These miniature homes, rescued from an old toy box, dusty, slightly damaged, a bit out of focus enhances the abstract synthetic nature of these images. I feel they also reflect a theme of home as something commercial, as something artificial, that is isolating. These images devoid of lawns, actual people, surrounding neighborhoods, sentimentality, might remind us that the sense of home is not in the structure in which we reside at all.  Steven Duede 4/2017