Caitlin Stassa

'Hearth' is an ongoing international project exploring the physical manifestation of home: the house. Without the presence of residents, the house is merely a building, stark and impersonal, underscoring the idea that "home" is not so much a physical place but rather the familiarity built from relationships.

A pale green door in Notting Hill, London, England.
A pale green garage door in Notting Hill, London, England.
A brick house covered in ivy in Hampstead, London, England.
My grandmother's childhood home in Blackwater, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
A brightly-colored house with a large collection of plants in Venice, California, Los Angeles.
A gnarled tree and maroon fence in Venice, California, Los Angeles.
People biking and walking past a house with large windows by the beach in Venice, California, Los Angeles.
A brick house lines up against a bright white and yellow house in Brugge, Belgium.
A yellow apartment building in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany.
A white house is lit by a vivid orange light in the doorway in Notting Hill, London.
A brightly-colored purple and blue front door in Notting Hill, London.
A light house with a green door in Notting Hill, London.
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