HOMElessness by Sharon Leeds
Dimensions: 30 x 43 cm (framed in black)
The meaning of ‘home’ changed dramatically for me when in early 2019 an unfair eviction meant I could no longer afford to be in the private rental market. I no longer had a place to go back to or for others to visit. I had lost my home, my sense of security and comfort and my ability to be my best self and mother. I was/am ashamed and distressed. I now rented 2 storage units instead.
This artwork represents what I had always known: I would be ‘homeless’ one day. It shows how invisible and outcast one feels in a society where the ideology of ‘owning your own home’ almost seems like dogma.