When Patty Carroll moved into a ’50s home she found herself progressively obsessed with decoration. Through this experience Carroll was inspired to strategically explore the role that ‘home’ plays in personal identity. Carroll explained to New York Magazine, “A home is a place of retreat and a place of power. [But while] women are safe in their homes, at the same time, there can become this obsession with decoration — and that can take over your identity.”
Carroll uses this personal home-decoration experience as the framework for her ongoing photography series titled ‘Anonymous Women.’ Her photographs feature women completely draped in fabric as if they are being engulfed by their environment. Her work explores ideas of personal identity, superficiality, feminism and nostalgia.
See more of Patty Carroll’s ‘Anonymous Women’ photography series on her website.