“Domestic Topography,” inkjet prints, 2014, variable
Cultural dichotomies permeate my artistic endeavors; juxtapositions of assimilation and simulation, as well as inside and outside are embodied in images of domestic interiors upon which landscapes are projected. I use slide film projections of the San Fernando Valley to acknowledge quotidian elements that might otherwise be dismissed. My series “Domestic Topography” is comprised of digital photographs that explore ordinary boundaries within the mountainous horizons of the San Fernando Valley. The lighting and topography of the projected panoramas transform familiar elements found in the home, while this “screen” of domesticity affects the landscape. I photograph these intersections, and the resulting color photographs emphasize internal, contemplative views. This layering technique becomes a visual language that allows me to explore alienation and assimilation.