Echoes of Home explores the emotional resonance of abandoned domestic spaces. In photographs and installations, I lead viewers on a journey through abandoned homes, creating both the visual and emotional experiences of the places I explore. Each method offers a different angle of inquiry that feeds my pursuit of connection to absent figures. As I was feeling trapped in photography’s limitations of two-dimensional renderings of space and object, installation offers the freedom to give viewers a more precise sense of a recreated place and the things I find there. The work shares environments that might be not easily accessible, both physically and emotionally, to its audience. I photograph and reassemble these distant, disused spaces to give them back importance. This thesis follows me through the exploration of themes that animate and questions that arise about the abandoned houses of others who were, for whatever reason, made to abandon them.
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