SUBURBAN GROWTH SERIES

This body of work explores suburban housing as a calculated reinforcement of the American values of self-sufficiency, homogeneity, and privacy. This propaganda has been so accepted and absorbed that it manifests itself from the inside out – emerging and growing out of the skin itself. Body and architecture fuse as one to illustrate that no human being exists as an autonomous entity; we are constantly informed and influenced by our environment, relationships, and experiences.


Suburban Growth Series photo by Jessica Todd


Suburban Growth Series photo by Jessica Todd


Suburban Growth Series photo by Jessica Todd


Suburban Growth Series photo by Jessica Todd


Suburban Growth Series photo by Jessica Todd Suburban Growth Series, digital prints, 24" x 16", 2014

Traces Gulf Reliquaries brooches by Jessica ToddTraces


A Lineage book by Jessica ToddA Lineage


Perilous Home performed Jessica ToddPerformed Houses


Suburban Growth Series Jessica ToddSuburban Growth Series


Family Trees Attachment to Place brooch by Jessica ToddFamily Trees


Reclaiming the Souvenir Modern Woman ring by Jessica ToddReclaiming the Souvenir


Little Boxes Lipscomb locket by Jessica ToddLittle Boxes


Cul-de-Sac sculpture Jessica ToddInvestigations of Suburbia


Embroidery and Etching Modernisme brooch by Jessica ToddEmbroidery & Etching