The suburban landscape lays within the heart of the media induced ideal of the American Dream. The images of Domestication: A Recovery Act reveal the women who inhabit the similar homes of an otherwise desolate landscape. The images are visually layered through the psychological aspects of the bedspace and how suburban housewives control and use this space through the absence of their male counterpart while the environmental images portray daily activities and personal interests. The women in the images come from varied backgrounds and domestic situations. The commonality they all share is their level of commitment to the home and their willingness to share their vulnerabilities within their commitment to their cohabitants and environments.
Ana and Prince Moustafa
Ana in Her Studio
Kat's TV Cat Watches Kat's Dogs
Future Homemakers of America, 1970
Sara and Zeus
Sara's Small Kitchen
Christina in Daughter's Room
Christina Browses Social Networks
Miss Joy and the Relationship Cure
Melissa the Summer before Moving to a Wisconsin Farm
Hillaire Sleeps While Sam Works
Violet, Retired Model
Genevive Rose, Mother of Seven
Genevive Rose Teaches Art in the Backyard
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