Honeymoon Suites (From Honeymoon Resort Brochures), 2004
archival inkjet prints , 24 x 32 inches each
Honeymoon Suites is an investigation of the super-glossy honeymoon resort brochures I collected at a wedding convention in 2002. These brochures depict happy-just-married-couples in their honeymoon suites, engaging in pre/post-coital bliss. I use very small fragments of the larger images in the brochures, averting my gaze to the periphery of the images. Here I find (among the stoic columns everywhere) perfect candy-colored horizons, blue skies with perfectly manicured unadulterated white fluffy clouds, never ending pinkish sunsets. I concentrate on the horizon: referencing the work of Hiroshi Sugimoto, my horizons are a kind of global travel, but through the absurdity of the marketing of love. The false color in the original source material reveals the constructed notion of romance through marketing. In the context of the honeymoon resort, while signifying perfect love and escape, the horizon actually points to the ultimate un-attainability of both.