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Installation at Franklin Furnace, New York, 1988

I Del Mar is a multi-layed installation and artists book that explores the fantasy of the good life by the sea. The work is centered around a San Diego suburban development called North City West, known more affectionately by developers as Carmel del Mar, or Del Mar Highlands. Except for the constructed images, all photographs in the installation and artists book are taken in North City West. The work is presented as a series of stories, generally with more than one narrative line. The work examines dysfunctional relationships on both the personal and the societal levels, noting the parallels between myopia, narcissism and lack of boundaries existent in an individual family and in the development and merchandising strategies employed in this suburban development.

For selections from three stories click on the links below: