Solidarity of hope
Having a space constructed from nature based within a professional setting, acts as both a refuge and safe haven. Combining various art forms of illustrations, tools, objects and raw source materials, it lays out the physical components of creation from collecting, to processing and using.
Our life indoors creates distance from our connection to the natural world. So much so that we will hang paintings of a landscape inside buildings to remind us of our ancient dwellings. Speaking to literal transportations, it appears a physical form that has been uprooted from the wilderness.
Removing the barriers of traditional installations, “My Sanctuary” encourages participation from the audience. Inviting viewers to touch objects, paint with inks, lie down and smell the natural aromas, removes the apprehension of standing too near an artwork in such a formal setting and in turn, creates a safe space.