What happens when one has access to a home? What is a home worth?
For my neighbors in Chicago, like many across America, one of their top concerns is affordable housing. Reflecting on the value of a home beyond a place of shelter, I spent sixteen weeks researching 218 GroveStreet in Bluffton, Ohio. This house was my mother’s childhood home and the place where my grandparents lived. My aim was to better understand where the value I place on the concept of home comes from and to use this lens to explore how culture, material knowledge and identity is passed down from generation to generation.
Utilizing goggly eyes as a form of protest and as a way to highlight how ri·dic·u·lous the male gaze is, I created this series attempting to make fun of the male gaze. Excerpt from Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou.