THE SHORT WAY HOME
This project focuses on diverse ways people cope with the feeling of unbelonging by doing things that incites comfort and security. I think at certain points in life, anyone will experience estrangement and discomfort from unfamiliar, hostile, or just mundane situations. Thus, as humans, we develop coping mechanisms to deal with that discomfort. It is interesting to me how vastly varied and intersectional these methods of coping can be between people, so I want to visualize just how diverse the search for comfort in everyday life is. This is to both validate people’s differences and encourage mutual understanding as to why certain things are so important and comforting to an individual.