Deborah Emerson

Home (2020)
acrylic on canvas
11 x 14 in.

As a single parent of two boys, I never identified the word “home” with a building, but rather as a safe place filled with love.

Because I suffer from anxiety, that is even more true today. I look at my, our home, as a sanctuary against the unknown or a light in the darkness. With the uncertainty of the time, I tend to gravitate towards the safety of that sanctuary. The unknown, to me, can appear larger and more menacing because of the anxiety and this can turn the very home I love into a cage.

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