Gwendolyn Anne Davies
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“Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.”
HOME… Is home a specific place? Is it the things we keep and decorate with? Is it a feeling? Or connected to people? Is it love? Or is it some intangible, inexplicable combination of all these things.
In my life I have received mail at 18 different addresses. There is no family home or a place I can point to as “that is where I grew up”. In my photographs, I find answers to my questions about that. In some images, it is a place or a fleeting moment where I find that feeling reflected back at me. In others, it is revealed through the people and objects I am surrounded by. Through my photography, I use a diaristic approach to how memory and family history are stored. I also, reveal answers to how my own home is found or created. That environment is constantly changing and as some parts of it slip away I find comfort in what remains as well as the change.