Return to Your Roots! - torn paper collage

Return to Your Roots – A Collage About Home

Our roots… what are they? Are they about home and traditions? About family and friends (or perhaps friends who’ve become our family)? About authenticity? About a sense of self, independent of external cues and constraints?

Or, can we embrace all of those elements in unique ways that are about us, personally?

For me, this torn-paper collage was a deeply personal expression of who I am and what represents the many faces of my self.  

In a way, it’s where my internal compass points. Wherever I am, this is the essence of “home.”

I’m not sure I can articulate what each element means, but it felt intuitively right and familiar, and each belonged in this statement.

Size: 8.5″ x 11″

Materials: Poster board, torn magazine images and text, Yes Paste