Safe Place, 2020

M. Mazzotta

Acrylic and modelling paste on canvas

Home is different for everybody. For some people it’s a place they can be themselves; for others it may feel like a place they can’t escape to.

For me home is a safe place, a place where my family is. It’s a place where I don’t have to be worried.

The tangled shapes represent the feeling of safety. The modeling paste and patchy paint applied to the background is meant to represent the walls of an old home that has been through a lot but is still there now.