A Lifetime Lived in Paradise: Day 0 – 28,657 and The two happy ones resolved to be no longer so, but asked to quit the country, are the first installments in The Failure and The Discontent. Taking its name from the Thomas Edison quite “Restlessness is discontent – and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure.”, this on going series reflecting on contentment and desire, longing and a feeling of being trapped in paradise and the constant urging to improve ones lot in life. Each work in this series contributes to an open ended narrative, an exchange between the ideas of the often mutually exclusive ideas of civilization and paradise.

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