Searching for the Greener Grass
'Searching for the Greener Grass' is a sort of reflection upon one's own nationality, homeland, and personal history versus the place one currently resides. The work plays on the old English saying; "The Grass is Always Greener in the Other Fellow's Yard." The work confuses which side- America or England- is actually greener.
Klosterman's work explores memory, sentimentality, and intimacy through the romanticism of personal histories and American patriotic rhetoric. There is a delicate line between the autobiographical and fictitious. The work reveres intimacy and sentimentality but diverges between loving and haunting and anger and affection.
The work is a collection of memories (some true and some fabricated), songs, sentences, photographs, forgotten antiquated artifacts. Triggers from inanimate objects point to intimate memories of home, place, and family and past trauma.