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Domestic Disturbances
The suburban landscape is our contemporary pastoralism, where nature is still present but is controlled, tamed and defanged.  We covet such a landscape as a bulwark against an underlying fear that domestic security and certainty is a small step away from easily unraveling. 
Yet such a construction is never complete. Despite our best efforts, there are always signs of the lurking chaos of nature. Indeed such unpredictability is somewhat attractive, as too much security feels stifling and numbing.

I am interested in the ambivalence between which should succeed: while suburbia is claustrophobic in its insistence on order and control, the intrusion of wildness is also unacceptably dangerous to our carefully built backyard worlds.  There is disappointment that the unpredictable is ultimately ineffectual, but also anxiety that it is not.








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