1

Strange But True: Sandy Skoglund’s Surreal Scenes

Conceptual artist Sandy Skoglund has spent the past few decades creating fantastical, color-infused installations that look like what a person would dream about after eating too much cheese right before bedtime — think extraordinary scenarios like a Cheetos-covered cocktail party or a restaurant overrun by red foxes. And as our friends over at My Modern Met point out, her detailed work becomes even more mind-blowing when you stop to consider that Skoglund doesn’t use Photoshop to manipulate her images; rather, these surreal tableaux are the result of months of meticulous construction. Click through to check out just a few the pieces in her immense catalogue.


Sandy Skoglund, The Cocktail Party, 1992. Color photograph; approx. image area: 48″ X 65″


Sandy Skoglund, Remaining Popcorn, 2001. Color photograph; approx. image area: 39″H x 49 1/2″L


Sandy Skoglund, Revenge of the Goldfish, 1981. Color photograph; approx. image area 27 1/2″ X 35″


Sandy Skoglund, The Green House, 1990. Color photograph; approx. image area 46 1/4″ X 59 1/4″


Sandy Skoglund, Squirrels at the Drive-In, 1996. Photolithograph, ink on Ragcote paper; image area 20″ X 25 1/2″, sheet: 26 5/8″ X 31 5/8″


Sandy Skoglund, Breathing Glass, 2000. Color photograph; approx. image area: 39″H x 52 1/2″L


Sandy Skoglund, Fox Games, 1989. Color photograph; approx. image area 46 1/4″ X 63″


Sandy Skoglund, Atomic Love, 1992. Color photograph; approx. image area 47 3/4″ X 62 1/2″


Sandy Skoglund, Gathering Paradise, 1991. Color photograph; approx. image area 47 1/4″ X 61″

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,561 other followers