This oil painting is inspired by a vintage photograph of young girls being led by an instructor and is overlaid with a painting of a patchwork family quilt. This painting is in response to cultural body image issues, family roles, and it asks the question, “Whose image am I made in?”

- Holly Scoggins


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on back

20" h x 16" w x 2" 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.