"Letters Home" were created during a three week residency at Casa Ceniza, Guadalajara, Mexico.
They are exploratory works, helping me find my way “home” to my creative practice, investigating themes of time, and the archaeology and excavation of place (what lurks beneath the surface).
The postcards are all addressed to places I have lived or worked (studio or residency), so they act as “letters home” from foreign landscapes.
I have not visited any of these places. They are imagined “dreamscapes”, places from dreams and fantasy. As the grandchild of immigrants, who has moved to another country from where I was born, and whose family is spread across the globe, I embrace the Jewish diasporic experience with the making of these artifacts.
Each day I arrive at the studio. I assemble gathered stones, which I hold in my palms. They are cool to the touch. They are like clay, they change slowly, over time. They mark place and time. They are little moments. I hold them, draw them, seek to understand their geometry. They are so still, so dead, yet they too are changing, as the earth beneath us moves and shakes, becomes uninhabitable.
The story begins with these stones which I remove and borrow from fictional landscapes. They come off the page, finding their way back into new contexts. They mark places of death and new paths. I travel on, with new stones in my pockets, new horizons from this journey.