Monday, October 11, 2010

HOME



Oh, hi again :O) This is a piece I made for an art auction that's goal is to raise money to build homes for children in Ghana. The theme I was encouraged to work in was HOME. I have to admit I spent a lot of time thinking about the meaning of home. I think home is something we carry with us, it isn't any place necessarily. I find home in people and relationships, it's also like a feeling of peace and belonging.

Ok, so I decided to create this scene of me as a child and my grandmother riding a bus. I grew up in Los Angeles where my older brother and I were raised by our Grandmother. Nana ( my grandma ) didn't drive, I remember spending a lot of time on the bus growing up. i don't find comfort in riding a bus, but in this case being with my grandmother who was and has always been there for me. Thank you Nana.

8 comments:

Momo said...

Yes, home is indeed also a place in your heart and memory.

Christian Robinson said...

oh yes! i agree, it exist in memory as well.

Zar Galstian said...

Sound words Christian, I love your piece and the people you decided to put on the bus! I especially love the tattooed man... I've definitely seen him in LA. And your Nana seems like an absolutely wonderful person!

vérossignol said...

I really love your piece... and all your work!

Joey Chou said...

amazing piece with a such heart warming story.

David Nam said...

Great piece Christian!
Hope you're doing well

red | hongyi said...

you are super inspirational, you know that? also love your work in Juxtapoz magazine...congrats :)

Eimhin said...

Beautiful as ever Christian!