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.




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