In the Eaves (2013) is work was made during transition. While moving from the US to Australia and searching for a place to live, I began to evaluate how we define home. Adapting to the upheaval of the move, the work became more intimate while making small collages and paintings at the kitchen table. Constructed from the mismatched remnants of previous works and with no final floor plan, each collage expanded until the angular shapes began to suggest rooms. The interior surfaces were finished with materials from memories of previous homes, wallpapered walls and hardwood floors, often with no ceilings or fourth walls enclosing the structure. Individually the pieces present fragmented sections of home, but together their common threads create a sense of a whole.

Writer and poet, Khairani Barokka speaking about the work and exhibition of Adrienne Elise Tarver at A-M Gallery in Sydney, Australia - June 2013