In this new work, interior spaces and manicured semi-private outdoor spaces suggest a relative level of comfort and social acceptance. Conﬁdently deﬁned, the architecture represented through image sometimes conﬁrms and sometimes questions the stability of the situation. The commonality of the image is encouraged by the absence of personal information. It might be more or less relatable to the viewerʼs experience, either way, the viewer can connect common themes throughout. For this work, I utilize both acquired and invented imagery. No image is without reference.
The ﬂat image lends itself to intentionality of mark making. Representations of generic and stereotypical middle America are reminding us of the culture we maintain on a daily basis through our every action. Very often, our ideals are a reﬂection of the way we wish things were, rather than a product of the way we actually experience them. I ﬁnd this conﬂict to be in direct connection to the representational image.