Escapee

MICAH BLOOM
Escapee, oil, 9'' x 12''

b. 1975

Education: Southwest Minnesota State University, 1999, MFA candidate in painting at the University of Iowa  (2010)

Hometown : Owatonna, Minnesota
Residence : University Housing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Family : Wife, Sara and three daughters: Eva, Magdalana, and Aletheia

The "434 Hawkeye Dr" series investigates the relationship between domestic harmony and incongruous, impersonal living spaces.  Presenting daily family activities, some moments quiet and ordinary and others isolating or unsettling, each small painting invites the viewer to share the intimacy  and austerity of the domicile.  Likewise, these paintings explore the particulars of domestic life and its direct correlation to a collective, historical narrative (i.e. biblical, classical, etc.)  Replete with personal symbology and detailed specifics, these home scenes present the challenge of  living an non-estranged life in an estranged environment.

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