Susan Dobson

Susan Dobson examines the relationship between self-identity, biography and home d├ęcor in her new large-scale colour photographs of residential interiors. They explore the ways in which individuals acquire and display consumer goods in order to delineate spaces and the cultural climate that has become increasingly inundated with products and messages that sell individualism through interior home decor choices. She is particularly interested in ornamentation and decoration, and looks at every detail as material evidence. For the homeowner, veracity has taken a backseat to the process of assimilation, gathering, and transforming individual elements into thoughtfully constructed biographies. The careful crafting of each photograph hints at a secondary narrative, as the sharp, saturated images suggest that the photographs, like the interiors, might be purposeful constructions.