The Texture of Home

While the artist’s family was moving out of her childhood home, she found a huge termite nest in the cabinet where she had stored letters, cards, and paper notes since she was a child. The termites actually have co-existed with the house for over 25 years and have grown and decayed with the family. Those stored words and memories have been eaten and transformed into the texture of home. The process of making this piece also includes sanding the drafting film’s surface which merges the backing wall’s texture with the form of the termite nest.

WORK INFO

  • Medium: Ink on drafting film
  • Dimensions: 13x3 ft
  • Year: 2020