This week I went back to the exhibition of a second viewing of the artwork, the purpose of my visit was not to find the meaning, cultural significance or stylistic choices of the work, instead it was to revisit the work in oder to gain further insights and extend my understanding of the artwork and myself.
This time work triggered something within me, the second viewing was more personal and emotional, as the first visit’s purpose was purely for observation and analysis of the artworks content.
It promoted feelings of homesickness, ‘a nostalgic longing for a home that symbolises the happiness that home could no longer provide’ (Alsop 2002, p. 6). Being born in South Africa and migrating to Australia, was a new experience and a dramatic shift in my concept of home. I had never considered what home was until now, instead of home being a physical place, like I previously thought, to…
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