ASCENT OF HOME, Kunsthalle Weishaupt Ulm, 2023
Triennale Ulmer Kunst 2023
MARKER Series, neon yellow, 2020
"Ascent of Home" is a captivating and thought-provoking art installation that transforms the space it occupies into a poetic exploration of the human journey and the concept of 'home.' This immersive piece invites viewers to contemplate the interconnectedness of personal growth, the pursuit of dreams, and the foundational importance of a sense of belonging.
At one side of the installation stands a sturdy, weathered ladder, reaching gracefully towards the sky. The ladder symbolizes the individual's ascent through life, the climb towards personal aspirations, and the pursuit of higher ideals. Its weathered appearance suggests the wear and tear of experiences, echoing the resilience and strength required to navigate life's challenges.
At the other side is a delicate designed house, seemingly weightless in space. The house represents the concept of 'home,' not merely as a physical shelter but as a complex and evolving metaphor for identity, safety, and fulfillment. The fragility of the structure contrasts with the ladder's durability, emphasizing the delicate balance between personal growth and the need for a stable foundation.
The entire installation castes subtle shadows that dance across the surrounding space. This interplay of light and shadow adds an ethereal quality to the scene, underscoring the intangible aspects of the human experience and the elusive nature of our search for meaning. As viewers move around the installation, their perspectives shift, altering the visual relationship between the ladder and the house. This dynamic interaction encourages contemplation of one's own journey, the pursuit of dreams, and the evolving significance of 'home' throughout different stages of life.
"Ascent of Home" is not merely a static piece but a dynamic and evolving narrative expressed through the simplicity of a ladder and a house. It invites viewers to reflect on their own experiences, fostering a sense of connection and shared humanity in the ever-changing landscape of our individual and collective lives.