Projects > Home Work

Home Work is an in-progress project based on data collected during my fall semester teaching, working, and parenting from home during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. My worlds merged more than I would have liked them to during that time. I kept track of my work time, time spent with my daughter, my husband’s time spent with our daughter, time spent making dinner and doing laundry, work meeting times, and my daughter’s virtual kindergarten time. The data is assembled into colorful timelines using digital tiles created from scanned textiles. The textiles are carefully chosen to represent each constraint. For example, my daughter’s yellow bedsheets represent her sleep time and my teal bedsheets represent my sleep time. A segment of my daughter’s hot pink backpack was scanned to represent her time attending virtual kindergarten. Each line represents a full day with all 24 hours accounted for. With my self-tracking projects, I attempt to identify patterns and analyze the circumstances surrounding each subject in order to humanize information for the viewer. Home Work presents the overwhelming nature of the somewhat invisible labor of trying to maintain both professional and personal obligations during a global pandemic.

Final days: Nov 16–Nov 25, 2020
Digital collage
14 x 28 inches
2020
Fall break: Oct 7–Oct 16, 2020
Digital collage
14 x 28 inches
2020
First Ten Days
Digital collage
14 x 28 inches
2020