Title: Can We Ever Go Home Again? Artist: Little Wing/Bridgit Gallagher Medium: analogue collage
The American Dream” began as a promise: despite class status, every citizen has the opportunity for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” through the merit of hard work. In turn, the American Dream promoted consumerism and ownership: the more you own, the more successful you are. But as we draw back the curtain in the City of Oz, what’s revealed is a global nightmare: American consumption has come at a cost, not only to citizens around the world, but to the planet. As we live on the verge of extinction, we find ourselves asking: can we ever go home again?