Acrylic on Dibond, 70cm x 80cm, 2020.
Most people associate paradise with complete freedom. We want the freedom to simply exist the way we are, to peacefully live life in any way that fulfills us. For most humans, this paradise is far from our present reality. Systems and technologies promise to get us closer as we watch them collapse on the most vulnerable again and again. Oppression is as real and present as gravity, even in our best efforts to create paradise. We will only see it when that unbearable weight is lifted.