Home and Away: a series of short essays from a collaborative exhibit with artist Tash Pristas at the Kodiak History Museum 


I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.

Isabelle Eberhardt

Home and Away started as an idea between two friends who sometimes wish for more of that sun-drenched elsewhere and the creative inspiration that traveling brings. Walking new streets in new slants of light, listening to other languages. Our friendship started over dinners, cooking foods from other countries. People who love to eat are always the best people, said Julia Childs. We also share a love of all things Italy—lemons and coffee, basil, red wine, olives, wisteria, gelato, art. We were thinking about these mutual favorites when we began, and were surprised when so much home came to be in this show. Maybe creating art, whether written or visual, is a way of seeing with new eyes, a way of paying closer attention and appreciating the beauty around us, reminding us of all that we love coming home to. Thank you for being here, and for being a part of what makes Kodiak home.


The show runs from October 2019 to March 2020