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Rancho El Mirage


Related to the Home Sweet Home Series, Pioneer is seen in Maricopa AZ in 2010 Searching for her horse/house in half built housing developments and undeveloped fields.

Pioneer was conceived in 2005 at the height of the housing boom. As she has progressed, her exhibited actions have changed from cyclical entrapment to aimlessness to acquiescence. In Rancho El Mirage, she begins to have a sense of place— vacillating between actively escaping from and amicably resigning to her predicament. She confronts us by a horse monument outside of Rancho El Dorado and gallops between dirt piles in the midst of a builder’s abandoned project.

Pioneer is frequently finding and losing an elusive horse that is always a mirage. "Horse" and "House" are interchangeable within Pioneer's world.