Home::Ruminations on Place(ment)

Posted on: September 30, 2017
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Home is a universal concept, whether you live in a big city or a small town. Collaborators Erin Sweeney (New Hampshire) and Bobby Rosenstock (Ohio) have reflected on life in their respective communities, asking "what is 'home' and how does it shape who we become?" Reading accounts, journals and memoirs by pioneers, sociologists and local historians, Erin and Bobby are discovering the familiar and the alien in people's relationship to the place where they dwell. These texts will inspire both print and sculptural work from two versatile artists, as well as an opportunity for Canton, Ohio residents to interact and shape a progressive installation. 2012

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BFA Alumni

Major: Sculpture

Graduation Year: 1994

Artist Statement:

My work for the past five years has centered on essential ideas of building community, storytelling, and home. I use printmaking, people's stories, and the book form in non-traditional ways to create books, sculpture and installations.
I am focused on the stories that are directly around me, as well as themes of small town and family. Wendell Berry said, “Because I’ve never separated myself from my home neighborhood, I cannot identify myself to myself apart from it.” This work speaks about my struggle and delight with my own home neighborhood, and my identifications with other small towns and home neighborhoods.