Amelia Acquavella


Class of: 2024

Major: Strategic Design and Management BBA

Medium: Paper, collage, colored pencil

Faculty: Barbara Friedman

Prompt: In this project, we were supposed to invoke a feeling of home to us personally.

As a kid with divorced parents, I’ve had lots of homes. Specifically, I moved around a lot with my mom moving to many different neighborhoods in Seattle. Because of this, I’ve never really thought of one place as my childhood home or neighborhood. I wanted to convey that feeling in this art piece. I used furniture to portray the skyline of Seattle [my home city]. I specifically used furniture found in a living room because that’s where I spent the most time with my family. I decided to recreate the Seattle city skyline because I’ve moved many times in Seattle and think of the entire city as my home. The furniture positioning gives this piece the chaos found in moving but I still wanted to capture the comfort that home should give. The three photo cutouts on the bookshelf are family heirlooms that give this artwork a personal touch. This piece shows that my childhood idea of home is wherever your family is and can be more of a feeling rather than a specific place or an actual house.