In Social Theory: Line (above) I considered the possibilities of what lines represent in our society. My interpretation was that line can be considered a symbol for separation: seen in the painting it was used to divide geographic territories (east or west) or metaphorically as people (WE).
In Social Theory: Emphasis (above) I depicted lawn-care as something we culturally value as important. The shallow perspective within the painting was a deliberate strategy to identify material superficiality. I project associations of the American Dream (the perfect lawn, the two car garage) as things that are emphasized as culturally substantial but in reality are a shallow facade.