Home / 2003 belongs to a series of work that continues Catherine’s exploration of domestic life. Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s painting, The Potato Eaters, she recreates the scene of an adult daughter’s return to her parents’ home and merges everyday life with art history in a New Zealand context.
Photographs of a New Zealand landscape and an original poem bring Catherine’s work together with the American writer Lyn Hejinian. A line from Hejinian’s book, My Life, at the end of each stanza provides brushstrokes of linguistic colour that allow the scene to break free from domestic realism.
Catherine Russ graduated from Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters with an MA (Distinction). She has a Diploma in Writing for Creative Industries and a degree in Arts and Media. Catherine’s work occupies the space between fiction and non-fiction bringing art and writing together.
Work: Home / 2003, 2019, 16 black and white photographs and glosa.
Photos on this page by Rachael Brown Photography.