The Green Thumb
The Portrait, The Dance
The Reading Room
Passing Down the Family Collection
Flowers For All Of Us
In Flowers for All of Us, I explore the dynamics of familial relationships within the domestic sphere. I structure the images in such a way that
ordinary spaces expand into broad tableaus, and I allow spontaneous moments to occur within a framework of orchestrated poses. These events become a reflection of the way in which the social expectations governing family interactions are not always sufficient to describe the reality of family life. Unexpected vibrancy breaks through the subjects’ attempts at perfection. Relationships are reinforced by physical connections and complicated by spatial separations, and within each scene, I call both time and space into question and each must be reevaluated. Situated at the intersection of the surreal and the mundane, Flowers for All of Us analyzes the friction between the way we plan to act and the moments in which we lose ourselves.