Home is Not Where the Body is Found, 2020

J. Ilyes

Acrylic, cheesecloth and pumice on canvas

The variety of living organisms in this world present a complex pattern of instinct for survival. That primal instinct to survive, given to all creatures is simple and pure.

When humanity’s abstract ideas of “home” connect with the delicate and interwoven laws of nature, brutality strikes, as concrete structures and gravel paths do not fit into the Earth's balance.

Home is a place where you fit naturally or chose to be. That said, billions of animals every year lose their greater right to a home in order for humans to create theirs.