Mirage - 2021
My series Mirage, is about the dichotomy of the phrase “home is where the heart is”. “Home” in this phrase could be interpreted both as physically where the heart lives, or, as the place where you find a sense of belonging and safety. My heart lives in Bozeman Montana, but due to my mixed and queer identity, I do not find the sense of belonging in the greater Bozeman community that I get where I grew up. And thus, home has become a mirage for me, always lying somewhere on the horizon line. Mirage is a series of c-prints physically residing in Bozeman Montana, made with color film imprinted with ocean light from the Sunset District of California.