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Introducing My New Digital Exhibit

Redefining the meaning of home as a place of movement and inner dialogue.

By Cendrine MarrouatPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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What does the word "home" mean to you?

I started asking myself this question when working on Walks, a series of books celebrating the Haiku. When I published the last volume, I realized how much my experiences as an immigrant (I moved to Canada from France in 2003) had shaped my definition of the word "home" as a spiritual place rather than just a physical location.

"Your house is your larger body," as Kahlil Gibran famously wrote in The Prophet.

Earlier this month, four years after the completion of the Walks series, I released The Homes We Seek, a collection of short stories that once again celebrates that definition. Every story is an invitation to the reader. An invitation to release regret and anger, so you can be inspired to find your inner bliss.

Many moons ago, I took a strong interest in digital exhibits. I saw them as a great alternative to the gatekeeping that has been happening in the art world for far too long. An artist can present their work in the way they see fit and on the platform of their choice. Third-party services are quite affordable, but if you have minimal knowledge of website design, you can also create the exhibit yourself and host it on your website.

Last weekend, I was chatting with a friend about my desire to start some sort of showcase. I wanted something involving several artistic forms (words, photography, painting, and digital art). My friend suggested an excellent idea: triptychs. But I still needed a theme.

I started the brainstorming process by looking at my archives of multimedia pieces. Most of them shared the same message: How the foundations of a true home start in the heart. If you can appreciate the little things and learn important lessons from the hardships that are thrown your way, you will always have a home to go / return to.

This is also the idea behind my book The Homes We Seek. Since the title fits the message perfectly, I decided to re-use it for my exhibit.

So, welcome The Home We Seek Exhibit. In this digital showcase, you will see a series of pieces whose goal is to redefine the meaning of home as a place of movement and inner dialogue.

Right now, the exhibit only contains the work that I mentioned earlier in this post. But, more items are in the works, especially triptychs! I like the idea of juxtaposing several art forms together. This technique is used to create powerful visual storytelling!

(If you want to be kept in the know, make sure you sign up to receive my announcements in your inbox. The option is in the sidebar of my blog.)

To view the exhibition, please click below.

I hope you will enjoy what you see. I cannot wait to read your thoughts!

That's it for today! Thank you for reading.

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Cendrine Marrouat is a writer, photographer, podcaster, blogger, anthology editor, and the co-founder of Auroras & Blossoms and A Warm Cup of Cozy. She has authored and co-authored 50 books, including The Homes We Seek (2024), The Meaning (2023), The Train: A Short Story (2023), In Her Own Words: A Collection of Short Stories & Flashku (2022), After the Fires of Day: Haiku Inspired by Kahlil Gibran & Alphonse de Lamartine (2021), Rhythm Flourishing: A Collection of Kindku and Sixku (2020), Walks: A Collection of Haiku (2019-2020), and In the Silence of Words: A Three-Act Play (2018).

Cendrine's work has appeared in many publications. She is the creator of the Sixku, Flashku, Sepigram, and Reminigram; as well as the co-creator of the Kindku, Pareiku, Vardhaku, and Hemingku.

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About the Creator

Cendrine Marrouat

Writer & Author⎜Photographer⎜Artist⎜Co-founder of Auroras & Blossoms / A Warm Mug of Cozy⎜(Co-)creator of literary forms

"The Train: A Short Story" is out!

Website: https://creativeramblings.com

Donations: https://ko-fi.com/cendrineartist

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  • Thomas Jefferson14 days ago

    Hello 👋, I really do enjoy everything you post here I mind if we can get to know more about each other if that's okay with you

  • Brin J.2 months ago

    This was beautiful, Cendrine. I clicked on your "The Homes We Seek" link and immediately found a picture I resonated with. Solitude. Just .... perfection. "Sturdy arm and hand ready for companionship" the words bled into my soul, and I couldn't help but sigh. A sigh of appreciation. Of admiration. It certainly touched me and became the home I seek.

  • Daphsam2 months ago

    Congrats on your new publication!!

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Congratulations on the new publication, Cendrine!

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