In Want of the World
In Want of the World is a project motivated by a longing for travel and romanticizing of places already visited. I explore the common need to transform nuanced and complex places into simplified places of fantasy. Through interviews with people who have traveled, most often far from home, I gather descriptions of various locations that maintain an important role in the interviewee's mind, even years after the initial experience. Using these interviews as a jumping-off place, I sublimate the sense of escape and fulfillment that is so often promised by travel while questioning the truth behind that promise and the images generated by that fantasy.