|What makes a house
a home and how does this change if you cannot leave?
Home Maker is the result of a Year of the Artist residency,
which took place in the homes of four housebound older
people in South Derbyshire, UK.
Finlay spent time with each of the four people, getting
to know them and making panoramic portraits of them which
have now become part of an interactive, navigable online
By exploring the environment the viewer can visit Florrie,
Roy, Betty and Lilian in their own living rooms and experience
their histories, preoccupations and passions in the form
of hidden mini video documentaries embedded in the online
Jeanie Finlay makes
work from a variety of mediums but predominantly utilised
digital media. She frequently works in collaboration with
members of the public, gathering opinions and stories
through interviews and online-questionnaires which feed
directly into the creation of new work. Often exploring
emotive themes, her recent work has examined beauty, the
home and love with passionate, personal and humorous results.
Finlay set up the artist-led organisation Ruby Digital
Arts and Design in 1996 to initiate new projects and collaborate
with artists and partner organisations. The commercial
arm of Ruby creates exciting and vibrant digital design
for printed graphics and the web.