SENSE OF PLACE

print on cardboard x 8 / 66 x 86 cm

 

The series of prints, Sense of Place, is inspired by the home-made signs that people carry in airports while waiting for passengers to arrive—taxi drivers waiting for business people or families welcoming someone home from a long period abroad. Each small figure is depicted alone, away from the crowd, each one holding a sign and with their own story.
The artwork refers to the never-ending, constant phenomena of being on the move—commuting to and from work, going on holiday to another part of the world, escaping or migrating in hope of a better life. Our world has become an organism in a constant of flux—from airports, coach stations, train platforms and ferry terminals. The meanings of Sense of Place range widely across issues of transmigration, contemporary mobile living and trans-border activity.

Text by Rael Artel.