As big fans of Alexis Mire, we have featured her in the past for her many creative and inspiring photographs, here and here. Based in Northern Florida, the young photographer continues to make incredibly intriguing new work of which we just can't get enough. The Home Series is a collection of visually captivating photographs in which Mire presents her viewers with the flexible and adaptable definition that each one of us gives to the word 'home:' Sometimes an anchored building or a plot of land to which we return on a daily basis, while other times, simply "where the heart is."
Created last year, this series sets the artist in various landscapes, all the while safe within the confines of a wooden framed plexiglass box. The small square is a visual representation of the artist's 'home' which she literally carries with her as a part of her own self. Mire says, "Home isn’t a single space, because if it were I would be hard pressed to keep it occupied. I am sporadic, impulsive and spontaneous; I am always in motion and I need a compact home that can keep up with me, that goes through life with me. I need an idea, not a physical location." This project encourages viewers to contemplate their own definition of home and to consider that feelings of safety and shelter can always be with us, wherever we go.
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