Many of my paintings are inspired by the childhood memory of a distant fire and the writings of William blake, specifically his "Songs of Innocence and Experience." This painting seeks to understand how fire captivates our eye and how its flames transform as we view it. In an excerpt of the poem "Tyger," Blake writes: "What immortal hand or eye, could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies. Burnt the fire of thine eyes?"

- Holly Scoggins


Oil painting on wood
Finished edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on back

6" h x 12" 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.