Dream House, 2013-5
A series of paintings inspired by the planned tract housing suburbs of Levittown, NY, Levittown, PA, Willingboro, NJ (formally Levittown) and Levittown, Puerto Rico. Between 1947 and the early 1970s, the Levitt brothers developers built more than 140,000 houses. At the height of construction, the Levitt brothers built a house every sixteen minutes. These homes were the first affordable middle class housing option for many GIs returning from WWII. These painting combine period photos with contemporary ones revealing adaptations of a place over time. Floral patterns based on period wallpaper evoke the machine made personalization of the midcentury.