Itamar Benitez

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My second first home.
It’s happened a couple of times.
My work collects memories like mucus builds on stalagmites. Each helping the previous solidify.

Countless Roommates
and my many jobs have all set and reset the landscape
I call home.

The first place I called home
was built with strong immigrant hands. Those same arms have held me high.

My work holds these people and these spaces at the same stature of importance.

Image arrangements are used to explore the utility of memory through an emotional archive and document.
These serve as malleable blueprints.
Try-p-kick draws inspiration from mass editorial media, which provide a majority of the images that help build our identity lexicon.

Here, memories are a portal to explore the path of building an outward identity and a place that may seem like home.


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