Arteles Artist in Residence

Back to Basics
Intensive residency July 2019 at Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland

You Are Home, 2019
Mixed Media

I am no longer searching for home. I am no longer seeking an address, dwelling or destination to claim my sense of place, identity or belonging. I am home. My body, my being, my presence is home. My connection to matter and spirit is home. Everyday I run to meditate, exercise my strength and exhale negativity. I walk to collect beauty and absorb mysteries and histories. I inhale the wind and the gravel. I collect and create to make joy, patterns and marks to signify what is felt. What I have made, arranged and pieced together during my residency is my home.

pamela_salen_cateloguepamela_creative_workpamela_creative_work2pamela_creative_work3pamela_creative_work4pamela_creative_work5pamela_creative_work6pamela_creative_work7pamela_creative_work8pamela_creative_work9pamela_creative_work10pamela_creative_work11pamela_creative_work12pamela_creative_work13