For artist Emily Babette, ‘Heart is Where the Home is’

Artist Emily Babette posing with her large-scale paper cut piece at Flatline Gallery. Courtesy Facebook/Flatline Gallery.

Multi-disciplinary artist Emily Babette has never really had a home, at least not in the typical sense of the word. Constantly on the move with her family between Canada, the U.S. and Australia, her artwork reflects her unsettled upbringing and the notion that the feeling of home is not limited to, say, the coziness of your mom’s kitchen or your childhood bedroom.

To Babette, home is more of a “state of mind or a place you carry inside yourself,” according to the artist.

You can learn all about Babette’s work at Flatline Gallery on Saturday, where she will be present to answer questions and talk you through the concept of her exhibit, “Heart is Where the Home is.”

During the walkthrough you’ll see Babette’s Heart Net, a dollhouse inside of a net hanging from an embroidered heart, playing with the idea that human emotions are centered in the heart and Dollhousea giant, paper-cut piece that took five months to complete.

Learn more about Emily Babette’s work on Instagram @emilybabette and check out her website here.

“Heart is Where the Home is” artist walkthrough will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. The exhibit will be on view through June 14 at Flatline Gallery, 6023 Atlantic Ave. Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more info, visit the link here.

Looking for more things to do this weekend? Check out “The 7” here.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.