The ideal of the American Dream has changed throughout history. At one time the dream was to own land, build a homestead, and as Steinbeck wrote, “live off of the fat of the land.” It has transformed into owning a house in the suburbs, two cars, two kids and white picket fence and a dog.
As the economic demand for suburban development increases so does it’s voracious appetite for land. The boundaries of rural America are often too financially weak to withstand the economic power and drive of suburban sprawl. As rural America gives up it’s land to this new ideal, the old world ideal of the American Dream disappears further into obscurity.
This work explores these conflicting spatial boundaries between rural America and the ever constant sprawl of suburban America.