Through the Shadows of Home (2015-2016)
After my father died in October 2012, my sisters and I had to sell our family home. We grew up in that house and it held all of my childhood memories. It also held memories of my parents who are both gone now. So I decided to build a miniature replica of our house to use in a photographic series.
“Through the Shadows of Home” explores strong feelings of separation and loss after selling our family home.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I am a Chicago artist and fine art photographer. My photography explores feminine identity and the passage of time. My style is characterized by photographing miniature scenes composed of dolls, plaster figures and sculpted forms. The photographs, which are just a touch removed from reality — are meant to be surreal and give off an air of mystery.
My educational credentials include a BFA from the University of Illinois in graphic design and a MA from Columbia College in photography. I have taught art and photography at the Chicago Park District since 1992. I have received six grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and two grants from the Illinois Arts Council.
I have worked for the Chicago Park District since June 1992.
© Pamela Hobbs