‘Home Woven with DNA’ Video Art

by Lea Rose

Arriving in the Mallee town of Sea Lake, Victoria, Australia, with tumble weed, dust and crooked weather-beaten verandas I instantly felt ‘Home’. A decade after submitting a DNA test online my father had found a 99.9% sibling match, re-connecting the broken blood line of our lost ancestry. Incorporating my monotype prints, strands of DNA and images from my ancestral home, this video is a metaphor for ‘Home’, as a place of warmth, a place of re-connection, of hope and renewal.

Witness to transformation of the human psyche for over 30 years Lea Rose artist/ Art Therapist, has a unique viewpoint. Founder; Art Therapy program Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and international author ‘Finding Peace with Death and Dying’ and now an emerging artist, studying postgraduate certificate in Visual Arts, VCA, University of Melbourne. “I work with conceptual ideas and storytelling through printmaking, decorative arts, performance, video and digital arts”.

Access: There is no dialogue.

It can also be viewed as part of our virtual gallery here.

Created by: 
Lea Rose


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.