In “Remote Control” I have painted my idea of how “the American Dream” would manifest if this dream were to become a reality. “The American Dream” means to create safe communities that exclude all things untamed. In my painting, the wilderness has become completely overtaken by trimmed, “well-maintained” lawns. People are boxed up in their square homes. Each house is adorned with its own satellite dish receiving signals from the large satellite hovering in outer space. In attempt to find safety, to eradicate chaos, and to establish control, they have lost their connection to the Earth and to other people.