Through exploring connections to home, familiarity and nostalgia in conjunction with the ideas of the afterlife, the uncanny and the unsettling, this project merges the two to create a series that not only includes objects from home set in a still-life style but also incorporates perspectives, forms and ideas that stem from the idea of a dreamlike, slightly uncomfortable and uncanny space. The end result is a large-scale body of work that looks very normal and reasonable—and even fun—at first glance. However, once the image is observed further, various elements may seem ‘wrong’ or oddly out of place. From studying taxidermy and scientific illustration, to experimenting with digital AI programs, this project incorporates elements from many areas of recent personal artistic development. After Home is a very personal, yet explorative and fun take on familiarity and the uncanny in space together, exploring how the unlikely pair can complement each other.


Francesca Bardell, studio, artworks in progress, 2022.


candid studio photo, works in progress
Francesca Bardell, studio, preliminary works and work in progress, 2022.


Francesca Bardell, After Home, 2022.

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Francesca Bardell