William Holt | “Domestic Bliss”

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This piece was created in response to the prompt, "Another World is Possible". Students were encouraged to create a piece that showed our vision for another world. As a young queer man in the 21st century, I wanted to tap into my longing for a simpler domestic life that isn't plagued by the sociopolitical dilemmas and endless suffering of our world. I found myself dreaming of a world where my only worry is what me and my lover are going to do next, a world where we can live in touch with nature as humans were meant to instead of in opposition to it, a position capitalism often thrusts us into. I was largely influenced by Renaissance paintings depictions of Arcadia as a pastoral garden paradise.