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Domestic Bliss

Suddenly our lives were turned upside down. Almost overnight we found ourselves in hard lockdown, unable to leave our homes except for essentials. Everyone outside our immediate environment became suspect, as they could potentially make us sick, or even die.

Domestic Bliss is set in Melbourne during the overwhelming global pandemic of 2020. During this time our home became our refuge; but after months of lockdown it began to feel like a gilded cage. Humans are social animals, and being deprived of new and varied experiences left us depleted. Trapped, we began to grow restless and listless by turns.

We view the works as though walking through a house, making our way through each room as the residents go about their business, unaware they are being observed. While the rooms are colourful and inviting, the figures themselves seem washed out, suspended in a strange, dreamy reality.

A cat wanders through the works, the ultimate symbol of both domesticity and freedom. Never truly tamed it quietly bides its time, waiting for night and the opportunity to be out on a marauding 'hunt and kill' expedition.

Welcome to Domestic Bliss.

floor plan of my house

This is the floor plan of the house we lived in during lockdown. Each room of the house is represented by a painting, as well as the front and backyard. You are invited to take a walk through!

front yard letterbox figure tree

Front Yard 2021 acrylic & oil on stretched canvas 90x60cm

three figures drinking coffee on the verandah

Front Verandah 2021 ink & acrylic & oil on stretched canvas100x150cm

figure laying on bed looking out window

Bedroom1 2021 ink, acrylic & oil on stretched canvas 60x90cm

fifure on beanbag with cat

Bedroom 2 2021 oil on stretched canvas 30x40cm

figure in bed cat giant spider

Bedroom 3 2021 ink,& acrylic & oil on stretched canvas 60x90cm

figures on couch watching televisionn

Lounge Room 2021 ink,acrylic & oil on stretched canvas 117x117cm

figure painting

Dining Room 2021 ink,acrylic & oil on stretched canvas 91x122cm

figure looking into fridge at night

Kitchen oil on stretched canvas 2021 60x90cm

figure on toilet

Bathroom 2021 acrylic & oil on stretched canvas 80x60cm

woman hanging out clothes

Backyard 2021 acrylic & oil on stretched canvas119x116cm

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