Libby Rowe

born in 1970, Des Moines, IA, lives in San Antonio, Texas, the USA
www.libbyrowe.com

Dwellings (2008-2009)

I am interested in the subtle differences between pondering, reflection, meditation, rumination and when these seemingly harmless contemplations turn to a more decidedly negative, and often detrimental, dwelling.
I am intrigued by the dual meaning of the word dwelling. How the ‘mental state’ of dwelling is seen as definitively negative, but the ‘home’ dwelling is at definition neutral but in reality holds the potential for both positive and negative associations.
This series of photographs uses physical dwellings made from materials that, along with their environments, suggest a subject that may be the source of a state of brooding. The conceptual source for this series stems from my interest in the domicile as a primarily feminine space.

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