“Homeless”; Oil on Cardboard
“Homeless” is a body of work that explores the notion of home and our sense of belonging in the world. These pieces utilize the immigrant’s feeling of homelessness as an analogy to explore concepts relating to metaphysical questions of who/ what is a being. Perhaps in this sense we are all immigrants, strangers in a strange land.
An immigrant can be defined as one who is of another place; one whose home/ place of comfort is somewhere else other than their current space, situation or circumstance. The figures in these paintings are stripped bare of everything; without clothes and place; they are raw/ naked beings without any attachments; beings neither here nor there. Their posture suggests introspection and detachment from the outside world, and their separation is completed, by having their faces turned away from the viewer.