Olives

Acrylic on canvas

2020

My social and cultural identity also changed when I became a mother to American-based children and I felt a need to represent another place for them as their potential home. 

How do I reconcile my own sense of home with an imagined home for them? Could ideology and political shifts change one's meaning for what they call home? Could one “undo” a home? I ask whether it is necessary for me to reconcile social conflicts in order to call a place home while considering the repercussions for my children?

© 2016 by Avigail Manneberg