Matthew, "x," oil on canvas

Matthew, detail

Some People I Know and Places They Own

We all occupy space.  This space we occupy, it can feel comfortable, inhabitable, scary, unwelcoming, tight, daunting, etc.  Space affects us, and in turn, we affect it.  Who owns space?  Legally?  Emotionally?  So I took this question to my community. I asked them to pose in a space they consider theirs. This can be a place they own or lease, a public space, or something more ambiguous.  The idea of capturing the creature in their own natural habitat is very key, as I believe that people are the most genuine when comfortable.  And where else would someone be more comfortable and at ease than in a place they feel they own?