In this series, Under One Roof, miniature sets are constructed that reinterpret the stories of various individuals within private spaces. These fictitious scenes are merged with representations of mental illness depicted in literature and cinema, as a means of understanding the identity of trauma and how it manifests in the domestic environment. The figures in the scene are staged photographs that are cut out and inserted into the rooms. Acting out these scenarios allows for play as a means of learning about the past histories of a location. By combining multiple stories within a single image, these scenarios question the representation of psychological disorders and how fictional characters affect popular opinions of those who struggle with these diagnoses. The images become a fantastical merge of play and contemplation, where the imagination meets fantasy and reality.
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