Home Sweet Home

Sun-dappled meadows, strapping farmers, and buxom milkmaids. Artfully posed, von Satosdyas surreal alpine landscapes are at once idyllic and provocative. Evoking childhood fairytales, this technically accomplished photographer consciously plays with the conventions of kitsch. Realer than real, sweeter than sweet, these images capture our deepest longings. For love, for home, andamost poignantly, perhaps--our impossible quest for perfectiona] Acutely aware of the irony in her work, von Sarsody uses homespun iconography to probe what it is we truly desire.