When you’re sick people say things:
What are avocados good for?
Your stomach is your second brain.
You probably shouldn’t be eating that.
You can stay as long as you like.
I didn’t sign up for this.
We’re just glad you’re here.
Homesick is a diary of the photographer’s relocation and well-being as told through anecdotal photographs of food scraps, phantom limbs, and common objects that accompanied the journey. The narrative portrays her household’s health from the vantage point of an artist that is coming to terms with her own physical condition.
The photographs are accompanied with a short story by Ani Katz.
Sara J. Winston is an artist living in New York. She completed her Master of Fine Arts in Photography at Columbia College Chicago in 2014. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. Her work is in the collection of Victoria and Albert Museum National Art Library in London, UK, The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection in Chicago, IL, Franklin Furnace Artists’ Book Collection at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and The Indie Photobook Library in Washington, DC. Other publications include Worn Out Joy (2011), Flowers For Ruth (2014), and A Lick and a Promise (2017).