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The Suburban Sea

The Suburban Sea

Images taken from road trips have always followed me with their strong visual language of kitsch. Flickering neon tourist attractions, deserted parking lots, mountains of tract homes, and the open road are all familiar images that both beckon you with an inviting smile, yet can feel highly surreal an a tad alarming.
Writers like John Fante and Bukowski felt that the suburban landscape was spread out before them like a mysterious, unfriendly sea. I wanted to create my own visual impressions, as I grew up in the same geographical spaces with the similar daily images greeting me. Funny, but with a nostalgic dreamlike quality, I hope that my works communicate my love of the bizarre in the seemingly normal and the primal beauty which can be reflected in the blankness.