The Neighborhood – The Final Version

I have been working on this piece for several years now. For awhile, it lived on a dowel and each house was on a string. But after awhile, that seemed awkward to display. Then I thought about making it a book and made fences to help the houses to connect together and stand up andContinue reading “The Neighborhood – The Final Version”

The Neighborhood: Completed Artwork

So here is the finished work.  Thank you all for your comments on the last post of this as it was in progress. I decided on a horizontal format and it is currently hanging on a dowel which I have come to realize is a quick answer to hanging most artwork that is not framed.Continue reading “The Neighborhood: Completed Artwork”

Artwork in Progress

Early in the winter of 2018, I set out to make 60 small houses to fit in a particular box.  I did not know what the end product would be like but I set a goal to finish them before April of this year and here they are.  Now they are not “complete, complete” yet,Continue reading “Artwork in Progress”

What is Home to Diane Podolsky

Diane was born in Philadelphia, PA and currently resides in North Carolina. Home for me is a connection to my physical surroundings which not only encompasses visual stimuli but smells, sounds, etc. But since we are dealing with images for this project, I will talk about visual stimuli. My favorite story about how sensory stimuli liveContinue reading “What is Home to Diane Podolsky”

What is Home to Amy Danford

Amy Danford was born in Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Havertown, Pennsylvania When I think of the word “home”, I am unable to pinpoint one location or thing. Home has been the Midwest, New York City, New Jersey, and now Pennsylvania.  However, home doesn’t necessarily mean a brick and mortar building to me.  It’sContinue reading “What is Home to Amy Danford”

What is Home to Nancy Barch

Nancy Barch was born in Philadelphia, PA and currently lives in Delaware County, PA The smell of wet sidewalks after a summer rain, roofing tar, playing under the water of a fireplug, walking to the library and the movies, playing hopscotch and red rover in the street, these are all memories of growing up inContinue reading “What is Home to Nancy Barch”

What is Home to Diana Vazquez

Diana Vazquez resides in Toronto, Canada. I live in the downtown core of a busy city in a neighbourhood filled with apartment buildings. During the day, I only see lines and grids and blank windows – people and their homes are shrouded in anonymity. But at night, through lighted windows, I can sometimes see theContinue reading “What is Home to Diana Vazquez”

How are We Defined by Where We Live?

Although I knew this all along, my friend Claudia defines herself as a life long resident of suburbia.  The profoundness of this did not strike me until I read the statement on the back cover of her latest collection of poems. How could I have been so blind as to the meaning of this?  TheContinue reading “How are We Defined by Where We Live?”