Home truth for artist Hannah

What does home mean to you?

Thursday, 20th April 2017, 3:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:01 pm
Artist Hannah Cobb from Broadgate, Preston

That’s the question artist Hannah Cobb (pictured) is asking as part of a new project aimed at celebrating diversity and exploring the shared human value of home.

The 19-year-old from Broadgate has been busy creating profiles of friends, family and people she has met through volunteering who have lived abroad for at least two years, but now needs more willing participants to share their thoughts.

She said: “I want to celebrate diversity in Preston and expand that to the rest of England.

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Contributor to the Home project by Preston-based Hannah Cobb

“I have embarked on this art project to change the ‘Us Vs. Them’ attitude that is becoming so rife in Britain. These are real people’s stories.”

Hannah, who left Newman College last year and now sells her artwork, said there was a common theme among the people who have taken part so far.

She said: “An underlying feature always seems to be somewhere people feel safe and relaxed.

“I feel the same way, I think home is about familiarity, assurance, not worrying and feeling able to be yourself.”

Contributor to the Home project by Preston-based Hannah Cobb

The form-

er Christ the King and St Augustine’s pupil has set out to draw a picture of the people who have contributed, but still wants to hear from people who wish to be anonymous.

Currently her work is available to view at https://homefromhomeproject.wordpress.com, but Hannah hopes to create a book when her work is finished.

She said: “I’ve had great feedback so far, people have said it’s a really powerful idea.”

Contributor to the Home project by Preston-based Hannah Cobb

Call Hannah on 07930259144 or email: [email protected]

Contributor to the Home project by Preston-based Hannah Cobb