Jean Blackburn
The home fascinates me because it is where we start. As we grow up, the things we surround ourselves with in our homes become deeply ingrained in us. We are intimately familiar with their surfaces, textures, smells, how they feel. Entwined in our every day experiences, these objects become rich with layered associations. Our early experiences act as templates that substantially shape future interactions and understandings. But this structure of understandings that we build as children is constantly tested and adjusted in dialogue with experience. With the passage of time, some beliefs are whittled away. Others are reinforced. Differences between expectation and reality create gaps that must somehow be bridged.