For this project, 117 San Diego residents were asked to collect dirt from where they live and write a short memory of a place they identify as home. The collected dirt from participants was cast into individual concrete doorknobs. Through the work, concepts of home, memory, and connection to place are explored, while inviting viewers to consider what home means to them. The installation is informed by images of neurons within the hippocampus, the location within the brain which processes our memories of place and home.
This work is displayed as part of the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts & Culture’s SD Practice initiative that provides support for local artists and strategically expands the City's Civic Art Collection.
Terminal 2 East, Pre-Security