American Divorce

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American Divorce conveys what it was like to experience the psychology of a divorce while growing up. It Illustrates important points about society, systems of value, and how they intersect in the context of a modern American family.

Over the period of 2 years on dozens of occasions Edward brought together members of a previously married American couple and combined that previously married couple in a group setting with their new respective partners. In this project the characters are Edwards mother, father, stepmother, stepfather and Edward himself.

The lighting is deliberate and theatrical at times using stages of the couples homes to illustrate the themes from the project. Through drawing on art and photographies ability to be a cathartic tool of expression Edward created American Divorce as an exercise of personal exploration into a truth that underlies the majority of marriages in modern American culture.