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Posted by The Center on May 25, 2010

(Photo credit: Bunny by Amy Eckert)

Can you mass-produce a sense of home? asks Amy Eckert.

Her photograph, Bunny, was recognized as an Honorable Mention by Karen Irvine, juror of the Center’s upcoming “Animalia” exhibition. The image comes from Eckert’s series, Manufacturing Home.

In her artist’s statement, Eckert describes the popular marketing tactics of display homes and, tellingly, the use of animal imagery to persuade consumers:

Manufacturing Home explores ideas of Home via the multi-billion dollar industry selling the idea back to us. The display homes in my pictures are brand-new and have not been lived in yet … They are stage sets awaiting the drama of daily life. I identify with the random objects trying hard to make the empty rooms seem familiar. The use of prop animals to help sell homes suggests the enormous role that they play in our lives, and hints at our universal need for security and companionship.

More of Amy’s work can be found at

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Posted by The Center on April 1, 2010

Four photographers–Steven Rood, Sarah Cusimano Miles, Amy Eckert, and Nicole Hatanaka–were chosen by juror Karen Irvine as the Honorable Mentions for the “Animalia” exhibition.

Stephen Rood

(Photo Credit: Speke’s Gazelle by Steven Rood)

(Photo Credit: Meerkat by Steven Rood)

Sarah Cusimano Miles

(Photo Credit: Heron (Ardea goliath) with pomegranate by Sarah Cusimano Miles)

(Photo Credit: Gull (Larus argentatus) with artichoke by Sarah Cusimano Miles)

Amy Eckert

(Photo Credit: Bunny by Amy Eckert)

Nicole Hatanaka

(Photo Credit: Storage by Nicole Hatanaka)