This work concerns the timeless allegory of life as a journey and afterlife as a homecoming. The security of home might inspire a yearning for some ultimate refuge of total contentment. Ironically of course, a believer must forego all comfort and security to get there. The idea of an afterlife has always harbored this dilemma for the faithful; death is the price of admission.
Photographing model houses in studio dioramas, I’ve tried to disorient the viewer to suggest an ambivalent view of a supposedly ideal destination. In the ambiguous world of these pictures, I want home to seem inviting yet ominous, close but inaccessible, familiar and full of mystery.
The pictures are a meditation on domesticity, mortality and the eternal tension between real and ideal.