series in progress...
"Shelter" by Angela Persechino 2015
Along with food, water and companionship, “shelter" is one of our basic human needs. It is a structure that protects one from the elements and provides a temporary place to inhabit. On the contrary, “home" is often considered a more comfortable and permanent dwelling.
An uncomfortable shift occurs when our home becomes a place of uncertainty and the shelter we seek is internal. Thus, needing an authentic comfort beyond the amenities…lifesaving necessities.
Protection, whether temporary or permanent, physical or emotional, is a necessity. Each piece created in this series represents a moment during this perpetual shift of susceptibility and protection; death and survival.
Using reclaimed wood from a neighbor's renovation project after their home caught on fire, various pieces were assembled in an intentional manner with a symbolic intent. Placement, scale, shape, color and texture play an important role in setting the mood for each piece.
“Shelter, a temporary space in need of a permanent practice."
Mixed-media on wood
Angela Persechino 2015