Dreams of Power (2010-2018)
Dreams of Power

My painted and digitally debased photographs are collectively titled, Dreams of Power. The subjects are contemporary political figures who shrink, fade and re-emerge before the eyes of the public. The ambition, dreams, and presence of these politicians will eventually be blotted out by time and memory—similar to the ambiguous puddles of pink Tar Gel that blot out sections of the photographs. Dreamers, however, as Fitzgerald suggests in The Crack-Up, retreat into their dreams hoping that “things will adjust themselves by some great material or spiritual bonanza.” My politicians are caught between the aforementioned hope of resurrection and the eventual disintegration of personality, their liquid ambitions passed on to succeeding generations. 

Judith Page, 2010