Suburban Monuments

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  • Pitched roofs, clipped hedges, brick boxes – these are the shapes that define suburbia. Each family creates their own small world from a seemingly set palette of tiles and trims, trellis and topiary. Each plot forms part of a greater patchwork, pinned together by the use of these unquestioned motifs.

    I have recorded these icons of suburban life with the reverence one might approach any object of great cultural significance. The standardised, centred framing of each subject also mimics the repetitive beat of the suburbs – something I am continuing to explore in a separate study, ‘Suburban Beautiful’.