Throughout my life, I’ve called many places my home. From cities, neighborhoods, and one home to another, my childhood consisted of memories in various locations with various people. For the past two years, I’ve been living in my small, two-bedroom NYC apartment away from my parents. Yet, while being in the comfort of my own home, I still do not feel this sense of home that I once felt.
When I think of “home,” the specific memory and feelings back at my parent’s home in Georgia comes to mind.
Home can be a feeling, memory, object, smell or even people, not just a place. But for many of us, the house we grew up in and childhood items that hold dear memories remain in our minds.
“Feeling of Home” is a recreation of people’s childhood spaces and memories associated with them. It aims to showcase the different childhood memories we hold onto within these spaces. Working with a text-to-image AI generator, I created a series of 3D models based on people’s childhood homes in hopes to capture the memories and nostalgia associated with each space.
As people see the various recreations of home in this collection, I’m hoping they think about what comes into their own minds when they think of home and what memories give them a feeling of home.