In this painting a man is seen waiting on the shoreline welcoming refugees. This image of rescue is overlaid with a picturesque cityscape during a sunset. The image begs the questions “Who is your neighbor?”

- Holly Scoggins


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

Signed on back

24" h x 48" 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.