I painted a young girl from an extreme perspective bracing herself on a playground rope. she is overlaid with a scene of heat lightning. This juxtaposition of images comes from my experience as a mother, watching my child grow up and foreseeing a future of tough choices that are mental, physical, and spiritual.

- Holly Scoggins


Oil painting on wood
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on back

12" h x 9" w x 1" d
0 lbs. 0 oz.



Holly Scoggins
Winter Haven, Florida

Getting to Know Holly

Artist and professor Holly Scoggins presents a surrealist body of work that layers imagery and meaning through what could be described as a double exposure in oil paint. Holly begins her process by finding both vintage and contemporary images, then digitally manipulates them by creating overlap between the photographs. Finally, she paints the two fused images simultaneously as one composition. The work is wrought with eerie symbolism. By linking a historical image with a current one, Holly addresses often controversial and complex issues of humanity and culture.