My final major project titled 'Home-body' explores the themes of family, home, identity and migration. Told through the lens my hybrid identity as a third generation child of the Jamaican diaspora but born in Britain. It seeks to reconnect through the feeling of being disconnected.
Home-body was born from the absence of growing up around my Jamaican grandparents. I have limited memories of them from a young age, so I missed out on those teachings and learning about their story of how they emigrated to the UK. But they live on through the people they’ve touched. When you’re young it's the same old story of taking things for granted and not being present in the moment. Home-body takes this form of practicing being in the present moment and learning more about my family. This project is a development from my project titled 'I want to feel closer to you', that explored collage and painting to relive moments and memories.