Imagine playing out a fantasy in which you are a miniature, toy sized figure standing only a few inches tall. Furniture and household items are transformed into massive geological landmarks. Your entire room is a vast landscape waiting to be explored like the open frontier, ripe for adventure.
In this series, I return to this childhood vision and its extreme distortion of scale, but, as an adult. However, with a less idealized view of the real world, the scenes reflect our common everyday struggles as grown-ups.
To highlight both our human frailty as well as the powerful control we have over the type of environment we design for ourselves, these unfortunate figures have been stripped of the comforts of “home.” They are forced to interact with their domestic surroundings in unfamiliar and dangerous ways using their basic instincts and cleverness to survive.
Each and every piece of artwork started with the same goal of merging childhood ideals of adventure and curiosity with the responsibilities, realities, and strained hopes of adulthood.