Tania LaCaria - Shrine

The person she used to be still lives in her own mind. She thinks of her often, sometimes with disdain, sometimes with longing. She doesn’t deserve to be forgotten, but the memory of her fades every year with the same hazy passing of time that moves the clouds through the sky.

She took her smiles and her scars and built a shrine in her own heart in honour of the little version of herself who had never felt at home, until now.



The act of being removed, displaced, rehoused, relocated; to result in a state of disorganization, confusion, elation, inspiration, disruption.  

This collection explores the post-adrenaline lucidity that settles in after having been rearranged, moved, shifted, altered, either in place and body or spiritually in heart and mind, or in most cases, both. 

The artist is asking questions about what results in the heart, mind and psyche after having been physically displaced, as she observes members of her community be un-housed and re-housed, either by choice or by circumstance. In the artist’s personal case, she is aware of her position of privilege as she seeks to move locations and displace herself as a form of empowerment and inspiration; whereas the same experience of displacement for those who have not elected to do so is disorienting, exhausting and draining. Displacement is an exploration of the power behind intention, the divide between social classes and the way conversations about displacement either empower or oppress others based on their socio economic circumstances.


Tania LaCaria
40x36 inches
mixed media on canvas

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