Home Sweet Home

Danielle Owensby's avatar Danielle Owensby

"Home Sweet Home" is a self-portrait series about the relationship I have with the house I grew up in. My house was and never will be an ordinary house, as it has been cycling through adverse conditions since I was three years old. At the age of 3, the ceiling started to leak. Our house was slowing caving in. At the age of 4, we jacked the roof up, like a car getting new tires. When I was 8, after years of catching rainwater in buckets, we decided to rebuild the house. Two years later, my father fell off the roof and severed his wrist. At the age of 10, I moved out of my room so my family could finish working on the front of the house. At the age of 15, the front of the house still was not done and I still did not have a room of my own. When I was 16, I moved into the downstairs bedroom, formerly my dad's office. At the age of 17, the declining economy affected my family. At the age of 21, the house is incomplete. It may not be much, but it is home sweet home.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: none
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: 24" or 36"
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 36" or 24"