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Put a Sock In It

Karlie Hoffman's avatar Karlie Hoffman

My series ‘Put a Sock in It’ consists of vibrant still life compositions that represent my creative approach to interpreting idiomatic expressions. The starting point for each image is a common phrase, such as: ‘Hold your Horses’, ‘Under the Weather’, and ‘Three Peas in a Pod’. This series of work is a playful and witty transformation of this figurative language which results in an unexpected non-literal interpretation. The still lifes display detail-oriented studio sets, utilizing various lighting techniques with an intentional color palette. Each image is created based on a combination of whimsical elements and free association, allowing the viewer to comprehend each scene through their own lens.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inches
  • Medium: Photograph
  • Width: 10 inches
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 15 inches