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2008, pencil on paper, 12" x 9.5"
Design is a series
of pencil drawings that appropriate the layout and text of articles about home
design. In each drawing, I replace the article’s original photograph with
an image of housing in the developing world. By juxtaposing luxury with conditions
stemming from rapid urbanization in the global south, I connect the fantasies
of first-world affluence with the production of third-world poverty. This relationship
reveals how newspapers and magazines promote the extremes of wealth and poverty
as natural and unproblematic.