PurePhoto is excited to announce the arrival of work by photographer Patty Carroll. Patty's Anonymous Woman series was selected as a Top 20 Finalist by Photo L.A. during their Winter 2017 program. PurePhoto is now offering Patty's newest series "Flora & Fauxna" for sale.
Patty Carroll has been known for her use of highly intense, saturated color photographs since the 1970’s. Her project, “Anonymous Women,” consists of a 3-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman.
Following the demise of the Anonymous Woman, Patty Carroll has forsaken her mannequins and models and replaced them with birds. Various feathered figurines stand in as a metaphorical substitute. In their natural habitat, birds camouflage themselves in their tree homes, they sing, but remain invisible as they go about their business of feeding, fending off predators and teaching their young. Their camouflage is survival. In these still-life photographs, colorful fabric, artificial flowers and other household baubles create a sumptuous, patterned, and ornate world. This world mirrors the home life of birds in nature while symbolizing the nesting instincts of women whose homes are a sanctuary of pride and obsession.