The sideboard is a place where many middle class families display their family portraits and photographs of the significant events in their lives. It is a place of pride and the photographs that are displayed there are precious. Being caught up and losing so much in the latest economic turmoil has caused me to evaluate where I see myself and my family. Each day we are presented with economic challenges that must be overcome. Trying to make ends meet, we find ourselves frustrated at the difficulties we face. Blamed by others for falling into an economic minefield, our family had not realized how bad it was until it was to late. Everything we tried only made it worse. These photographs on my sideboard show the world that I now inhabit. Displayed are the frustrations, struggles, and indignities experienced every day in the world of poverty.
Gallery 27, Santa Barbara
The Sideboard on display at Gallery 27, 27 South Cota Street, Santa Barbara, California as part of the exhibition 'Second Nature' October 1st through November 1st 2015