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This is an online journal of my artistic investigations and a way to communicate about my work, ideas, quandries and queries! I welcome comments and conversation and do hope you enjoy these musings. My artwork is available in my shop MissouriBendStudio on Etsy.com or on my website.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Finding Home

Finding Home, mixed media on handmade paper, 2005

I've always been attracted to the idea of "home", as a physical space and a kind of sanctuary, as well as a metaphor for many notions of identity, place and moving through time.  Pictured above is the first piece I made about five years ago when we moved to South Dakota from Florida.  I immediately felt like I was "home" here and felt a connection with a sense of place that I'd never felt even after living thirty years in Florida.  Kind of uncanny really.  This piece has been sold and I kind of miss it, so I made a treasury today around the same idea and found some many delightful works to share!  It's called Finding Home, click here to have a look!  

Enjoy the day...so many discoveries to be made!


  1. Hello...I just wanted to say that I love, love, love your work. I had to smile at your description of the different messages that the idea/image of a 'home' can convey. I started using images of simple 'shelters' as a printmaker in college over 15 years ago- and I still haven't found an image that says as well what a little house can say. I love your interpretation- and am smitten by your beautiful compositions.

  2. Thanks so much Megan! Would love to see your shelters and little houses...can you send any links to website, blog etc? Am glad to hear my work means something to you...that makes my day! Thanks for commenting...best wishes to you!


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