forever is a long time

Playing upon ideals of relationships propagated in popular romance novels, this series explores notions of what constitutes an enduring monogamous relationship. The artist re-appropriated book covers from this literary genre and stripped them of their original colours to conjure a dreamy, dystopian effect.

On these book covers, the female and male protagonists are often depicted locked in a dramatic embrace. The black circle created conceals the face of the male protagonist, while the white circle hides the female’s face. Connecting both, is a sliver of grey that alludes to the ambiguities of modern day relationships, and the chasm between the realities of love and these epic romantic gestures projected by popular culture.

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