"Holsum", 2019, Collage, Found Paper and Tape, 18" x 24"
Sex? Did I get your attention? Societal roles, cheesy call-outs, and optimism for the future humorously play together on these 18 x 24" analog collages. Back then, football heroes, the US government, a happy (conventional) marriage, a car, and a house were all that was needed to live the quintessential American Dream, and anyone (who was white) could achieve it. We were ready to explore the planets and conquer the galaxy, or so we thought. Exploring these cultural vintage tropes is entertaining, but the question arises about our current society. Are we happy now? Where are we going from here? What are we going to leave behind?