Michelle Behshid, Home Sweet Home
Home is not only the place I grew up in, but the place that consists of all the people who love and support me. Objects can be reminders of that place of comfort, home. Geraniums surround the place with the people that make me feel at home. However growing up and living in different places, made me realize that a person can have more than one home and connect with many different people and places. During this time of isolation, I have spent a lot of time outside just observing and discovering plants or some details that I did not notice before. For this collection, I wanted to experiment with a variety of materials including colored pencils, paint, the flower itself, wood burning tools, bleach, and colored paper. The five main pieces are on 11 x 14” drawing paper and the wood pieces are about 3.5 to 4 inches. The main piece in this collection is the Geraniums in my hometown rink that is closing down. The rink has played an important part of my childhood and I have been lucky to call it home. Through this work, I wanted to remind others to take in this time, observe our surroundings, and build our relationships.