In Our Family Portrait, We Look Pretty Happy (45° Angle Left)
50.75” x 41.375” x 11.375”
This photo shows the outer structure of the home. The sides and window frames have been painted neutral colors to reflect the unassuming nature of homes with unseen abuse. Paired with the gray roofing tiles, the house has as a bland and non-threatening presence on the outside.
This work focuses on the dichotomy between the appearance and actuality of one’s home life. The imagery and color palette allude to unwanted presences and events in my life and illustrate the sharp contrast between the appearance and reality of my home life and every aspect of the work has an important meaning and purpose. My work represents my traumatic childhood and the process of recovery that came from recreating it.