The home remains a deeply symbolic space. It acts as a shelter from outside forces as well as a space of the mind, one that inhabits an imagined as well as actual existence. As we encounter the manifestations of that space it affects our behaviour and our understanding of both our environment and ourselves. According to Gaston Bachelard, if that space is in some ways less than ideal the nature of the house will create a life that is warped or changed by its environment. A small or oppressive physical living space can make us feel tormented and stifled. Thus we are deeply influenced by our environment and we take on characteristics of the home and space we occupy.
Joan Alexander • Alison Bettles • Luke Hamblin • Louise Maher • Paul Munson • Lesley Parkinson • Alison Stolwood • Christopher Torry •