That Is Where Her Home Is, 2020

O. Ruckle

Acrylic, pumice, cheesecloth and gold leaf on canvas

To some, home is not material: it is a feeling they experience with the people that they love. In that sense, ‘at home’ we experience joy, sadness, excitement, recovery, relief, peace and so much more.

The lighter and brighter colours in the piece depict the happiness one experiences at home. However, even with the people that mean the most to us, there are bad times which are represented by the darker tones, creating contrast with the lighter elements.

I built up the background layers with cheesecloth, white texture medium and pumice to add to the hectic nature of this piece.