Paradise in Suburbia

 
Paradise #1
Paradise #1

2009 91cm x 160cm

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Paradise #2
Paradise #2

2009 91cm x 155cm

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Paradise #10
Paradise #10

2009 91cm x 160cm

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Paradise #1
Paradise #1

2009 91cm x 160cm

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The series Paradise in Suburbia is an exploration of the relationships that people develop with places in their suburbs. The work is a window into a psychological space where our experience and memory play a large part in how we perceive our surroundings. In the areas where the image overlaps there are layers of icons and strange creatures; the totemic images give the work a sense of foreboding and a depth that goes beyond an analysis of the physical and into the realm of our experience. Humans bring meaning to whatever space they inhabit; this space in turn becomes far more than a material reality, it becomes a treasury of stories and memories, both factual and embellished, both real and imagined.