Anonymous Women: Demise

PrizeShortlist in Photography
ArtistPatty Carroll

In the “Anonymous Women” series, the subject is the conflation of woman and home. The woman is camouflaged among her domestic objects, activities, and obsessions. The still-life narratives comment on the mania of collecting, accumulating, and decorating a home. In the latest narratives, “Demise,” the objects take over, and the woman is crushed by her own possessions and obsessions, leading to disaster, mishaps and mayhem. Growing up in suburbia provides the basis of my work. I photographically create worlds that debunk, critique and satirize claustrophobic expectations of domestic perfection that women continue to face, in spite of contemporary life and careers.