LIGHT ON: Anonymous Women by Patty Carroll
ANONYMOUS WOMEN, is Patty Carroll‘s three-part photo series analyzing the complicated relationship between identity and domesticity. “The Anonymous Woman stands in for any domestic woman. She speaks to the modern balancing act of managing a love of home making and feminine identity.”
The series is divided into three sections: HEADS, which was developed while the artist lived in England and was known by her domestic identity. With the models face always hidden under domestic objects, the project reflects the artist’s continuing dance with identity and domesticity.
The second section began upon returning to the States: obsessive homemaking shifted HEADS into DRAPED. The Anonymous Woman developed into a figure so completely at one with her home that she became engulfed in its drapes.
In the project’s most recent phase, CONSTRUCTED, the Anonymous Woman’s possessions multiply and multiply into a comic crescendo of stuff.
Patty Carroll has her BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in Graphic Design, and her Master of Science (MS) in Photography from the Institute of Design at IIT, Chicago. She has participated in numerous group and one-person exhibitions, and has worked in several museums internationally.
Images courtesy of Patty Carroll