Concepted and shot in quarantine during the spring and summer of 2020, Jitaku explores the idea of home as not only a place but also an emotional connection, whirring in the spaces between our atoms. Our collective search and yearning for a return to our youth through a journey back to or recreation of that place is the primary theme explored in the work. Home is both the origin as well as the destination, a Möbius strip mapping out our lives, picked up, traced, and followed through starlight and storm, threading us through the dark. Our lives, a collection of light and shadow, congregated at the rim of the morning, looking up into the fading stars spun across the sky.
Jitaku was on view at Stephanie Chefas Projects from November 21 – December 19, 2020. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building.