Domestic Ground

Gallery 3

San José State University, CA


The curated natural space of a backyard offers a stage for exploring how we interact with land we perceive to be ours to own. Within these private landscapes exists a tension between domesticity and wilderness. The intention to balance the natural form with human function requires a concentrated creative effort. 

The images are expressions of co-habitation within the natural world eliciting dualities of man-made and nature, transience and permanence, stillness and motion. The complex narrative of our relationship to each other and the wilderness is reimagined as a mystical story, mixing fantasy and reality.

Installation, Gallery 3, San Jose State University, CA

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