February 6, 2009

leah giberson: little boxes

Leah Giberson's mixed media studies of suburban houses and landscapes bring to mind one of my favourite tunes about conformity and the pursuit of progress. Unlike the ticky tacky houses in the song, Giberson's subjects are raised out of their suburban drudgery to become unique and beautiful vignettes tinged with nostalgia and loneliness. I love how she incorporates and embraces what would traditionally be considered awkward or aesthetically unseemly artistic elements such as intrusive shadows and power lines. A few of my favourites from her etsy site.

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