2021 / Portfolio
Hearth ( Foyer )
I am interested in the double meaning of the word “hearth.” Hearth as in “home,” protective. "Hearth", the potential destruction of the flame, the fire that ravages. I could feel the term resonating strongly in me and that it was tied to my identity. And indeed, my childhood was marked by a fire. When I was 7, my family’s life was turned upside down by an accident involving a fire, marking a strong rupture within our home and in our relationship with the land where we lived. I returned to the low-mountain village where I grew up in an attempt to better understand the violence that maked me.