My House as a Life: Outer/Inner Journeys
My House as a Life: Outer/Inner Journeys an exhibition by Jane Gateson
Both buildings and people have an exterior that the entire world can see and an interior that may be entirely different from the street view! Thinking about this universal theme resulted in my painting 10 diptychs (acrylic on canvas) called My House as a Life: Outer/Inner Journeys. These paintings are autobiographical, a story from birth to death, with parallel exterior and interior views.
Outer Journey: the whimsical and allegorical story of a little house as it grows up and, with joy and sorrow, moves from birth (sunrise) through life (mid day) to death (sunset). These paintings include trees, houses and buildings, all as symbols for people, places, and the awakening of my own identity and spirituality.
Inner Journey: the matching 10 abstract paintings (each hung directly below their corresponding outer journey piece) represent my interior life during the corresponding time periods. They are the result of stream of consciousness work I did as I returned to spend time at each of the 8 homes I have lived in during my life.
Image Credit: Jane Gateson