Lindsey Dunnagan recently displayed some of her artwork in two custom backlit LED light boxes as part of her Journey Home Project. The light boxes were made to order based on the client’s specifications. The artwork floated above the light box with four stand-off’s. She was pleased with the end result and glad that she included this new piece in her collection. Here is a quick summary of her new project.
For the past year, I have collected locations from people in North Texas and beyond, including various student groups and a refugee center in Dallas. Now their names and “ideas of home” have been painted onto a large-scale installation that forms a labyrinth.
When visitors walk through the painted translucent walls, they may find a location that holds significance to them while also experience other places that are cherished. In this way, the project presents the world as a treasure and a place to discover; it intimates a deep connection we have with each other and the planet.
Additionally, participants will be an integral part of the work as the translucent painted maps and moving silhouettes mimic memory and layers of subconscious. Through the panels, visitors will see shapes of other people traversing the same course. The visual of blurred and moving people beyond the translucent walls serves as a metaphor for the loss of the past.