Home Sweet Home
Home can have multiple meanings. It can mean a literal physical house or it can mean something a lot more heart warming and satisfying. It’s a place that you don’t really realize how much it means to you until you have to move away. It’s a place that is full of good and bad memories from the time you were born and all the way up to the time you’re leaving for college. It’s a place where you took your very first steps into the world and eighteen years later you’ll be taking your last steps in there before moving away. For me I’ve lived in ten different houses in five different countries, with millions of different memories, good and bad. Although this is not what an average teenage girl lives through in eighteen years, there is one thing that I wish I had that most people have. Which is a home. Although I am very grateful for all the places I’ve lived, one of my biggest wishes is to go home.
Each book represents a country, yellow is Spain, green is Brazil, orange is the Netherlands, red is Mexico, and blue is the US. The length of the pages represents how many months I’ve lived in each of the five countries. And the house on the other side of the room represents the “perfect home”. The books are set on one side of the room and the house is set up on the opposite side because I wanted to show that no matter how long I live somewhere I will never reach home.
After viewing Home Sweet Home I hope that the viewer can understand that “home” is a word that we all have different definitions for. One last thing I hope you were able to get to know me a little bit more than just a familiar face.