McCarthy era, advertising, and sexual repression, take the sweet spots from the 1950s and 60s and smash it all together. Artist Nadine Boughton’s illustration series True Adventures in Better Homes takes visuals from adventure magazines and putting them in the domestic context.
Boughton writes on her website:
My intention is to show how the inner psyche reflects the culture at large. I am drawn to the tension of opposites: inner and outer spaces, wildness and domesticity, the sweat and the cool. With a background in psychology, I am always interested in what lies beneath appearances. The predator theme so present in the “true” adventures led me to explore “who” or “what” is breaking through. Whether the metaphor is that of bats or whales, this “other” carries not only our deepest fears but our deepest desires. We meet ourselves.