ANONYMOUS WOMAN: RECONSTRUCTED
"The subject is the conflation of woman and home. The woman is camouflaged among her domestic objects, activities, and obsessions. The narrative photographs and short videos comment on the mania of decorating a home to absurdity. In the series, the drapes and objects take over, and the woman is trapped by her own possessions leading to her demise.
Growing up in suburban Chicago provides the basis of my work, which addresses myths of domestic perfection. I am photographically creating worlds that critique and satirize claustrophobic expectations that women continue to embrace, in spite of contemporary life and careers." - Patty Carroll