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Mother, Daughters and Domiciles

Sylvia Bandyke's avatar Sylvia Bandyke

My entry is a collection of ten 14”x14” photo collages, comprised of fun, casual shots of my mom and her dog, my sister Mary, me and our places of residence. Together they present a slice of our everyday lives and surroundings. The eleventh separate photo is a home blessing piece to protect us and our domiciles. My mom’s is surrounded by trees, greenery and frequent blazing sun light and often displays a bouquet inside. Mary's features a variety of artwork she created as a long-time artist. My role as family photographer is easy: I keep an eye open for interesting reflections, light patterns, views out the window as I travel back and forth from my place to theirs. The more challenging part is integrating all these visual treasures into well-balanced, cohesive collages that are eye-catching on a standalone, abstract basis with no knowledge of the subject matter. So they may seem straightforward but still be open to interpretation. They’re a doorway actually into a person’s own mental and emotional framework regarding home and its meaning. Beyond any attempt at artistry, my entry highlights the enduring joy, power and comfort of familial love.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: photography
  • Width: 14 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 14 inches