House, Habitat, Home (Spring 2016)

For many, home is a place of comfort, security, respite, and protection. We create spaces that sustain us and reflect who we are. Other living things develop habitats for shelter, sanctuary, and safety. We each have our own definition of “home”: a place, a space, part of one’s identity, a right, and sometimes even an impossibility. Home often means security and belonging, it can be something that we are searching for, and it can form feelings and memories of comfort as well as discomfort. We invite you to create paintings, drawings, photographs, and works of mixed media that consider and explore the ideas of habitat and home, what these mean to others, and the way we view the lives of all creatures.