I have constructed paper houses placing them in nooks and crannies when I am out and about since 2016.
I am interested in representing the temporary and transitory feeling of home and find myself often questioning what makes a place a home?
In 2010, I moved to Thunder Bay after graduating high school in a small town outside of Waterloo, ON. Thunder Bay was a 19 hour drive for some perspective.
Although I spent five years there during my BFA and Teacher’s college it was a place that didn’t always feel like home. And when it did feel like home I felt like I had two homes.
When I moved to Montreal in 2015, it was the same way- it took some time but it did feel like home and we stayed in the same apartment which I think really helped.
After my MFA, we moved to Huntsville and even though we were only 3.5 hours from home and people visited more often it still took time and felt like I had two homes. (There) and back home where I grew up.
Tree Houses is an ongoing series of handmade paper houses photographed in natural environments.
To see more of this project you can head to my website and look at the work section!
I would love to hear your thoughts on what home is in the comments below!