CAN YOU FIND THE HOME IN THIS PICTURE?
Introducing Lisa Dahl.
The answer is revealed below the jump... as well as more of Dahl's houses (and even mattresses in honor of AT's Bedroom Month and, um, the need for super secure places to stash your money in this economic climate).
See the house now? Dahl's work has for years been exploring the cultural icon of the suburban home, and "tacitly addressing the 'American Dream' and its discontents." Using her own photographs and found photography of homes in their landscape, she transforms them in a variety of ways, flattening houses to their essential shape in flat color, or glitter, or wall paper. In her words, this "allows the images to read still as recognizable forms, but the new structures have no means of entry – no sense of the comfort we equate with the homes of our dreams."
And this one is below is 1 of 40, from her series The MacDowell Colony Project, where she documented all 40 of the artist colony's studios.
Last but not least, here are images from Dahl's new book (and series of prints) Discarded Dreams A Year of Mattresses.
Know any artists whose work would make a home a lovelier place? Send ideas to The Gallery. Thanks!