Janice Nakashima


The Journey II paintings continue an exploration of notions of place and belonging.  The search for home on various levels—within ourselves, within our communities, and upon this earth, is universal.  The paintings contain tracings of topographical maps and iconic imagery.   Through symbols and metaphor, they speak about the experience of searching for pathways through life, which have to do with change, growth, and feeling. 

The installation, “Far from Home” is an expression of the plight of refugees in camps all over the world.  The double cages of seven camp details are from camp images from all over the world.  Refugees live in a kind of double prison—both physical and political. Many have no hope of returning to their homes and remain dependent on aid organizations.

"Far From Home"