HOME, a virtual presentation developed for The Flag Art Foundation as part of their ongoing series of Instagram exhibitions in which artists, friends and collaborators organize thematic shows as digital visual essays during CoVid lock down. Each features an eclectic range of artworks and objects brought together without the restrictions of time or place.

HOME, “explores concepts of one’s habitation. I imagine it as a sense of place in magnitudes, similar to powers of ten—  along trajectories of family, food, physical structure, ecological expanse, beingness in the world and oneness with it. The idea travels along histories of art, style, form and media to emphasize that notions of home endure. Belonging is for everyone.” Nicola Vassell

By Ilka Scobie (composed for this presentation)
When we speak of home,
metaphors careen from square footage
to familial longing
From real estate envy
to yearning for a room of one’s own.

In a settler’s nation,
cities rise upon stolen lands,
Home-less-ness equates
those without shelter as less than
those for whom a key unlocks
some safe place.

Home, like love can be elusive
Expensive, exhausting,
exhilarating, existential,
Home as habitat, haven
Nomad’s respite
Nest builder’s retreat
Where we go to isolate
During sleep, so nightmares can turn to dreams.