Domesticity
The series entitled Domesticity is an extension of my examination of urban sprawl and the American suburb. This series of work was inspired by conversations with my Grandmother about the role of women and the suburbs during the 1940’s and 1950’s. My Grandmother moved into a typical Cape-Codder in Levittown while my mother was a toddler in the early 1950’s. Levittown is viewed by many as the predecessor to the modern American suburb. Silkscreening on uniform plexiglass constructions enabled me to mimic the repetition of cheaply built, mass-produced homes found in many new housing developments. This series extended to explore the relationships between suburban lifestyles and the machines and appliances that populate our homes as seen in the collaboration, Yellow Wallpaper.