Doherty

Caitlin Doherty
He Walks, she walks, they walk
2014
oil and collage
4″ x 8 ”

Donated by: The Artist
Estimate: $ 600

First time participating in Art With Heart


Artist Statement

What appears to be a collection of old photographs reveals itself upon closer inspection as something entirely different. Through repetition, collage, and painting I parody the family photograph by simulating its likeness. Mildly unsettling and at the same time amusing these parodies hold an element of surprise in their incongruous relationship between mimicry and material.

The progression of our digital world holds an uncertain future for the familiar form of the family photograph. Located within the linear history of photography, these works seek to re-establish the tangibility of the photograph while simultaneously acknowledging its need to advance alongside technology.