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Toile/ Domestic Balance IV
2005
oil, wax, and ink on canvas
48 x 36"
For The Domestic Balance series, I mine the decorative fabric patterning tradition characteristic of toile, and adapt its narratives of pastoral bliss (and occasional social stratification). I re-configure them, utilizing the simplistic international figuration of pedestrian signs to create social tableaus drawn from familiar images in art, architecture or pictographs, etc. My acknowledgement of social change over time is reflected in the shifting of fortune from image to image.