From the Inside
Photograph (bubbles and ink on Mylar)
Born in 1988, Frances Muldoon is an experimental artist living and working in Madison CT. She obtained her B.F.A. from the University of Connecticut in 2011 and will complete her M.F.A. from Lesley University in 2016. Working across the mediums of drawing, painting, installation and recently photography, Muldoon allows the idea to dictate the medium. Continually striving to create an immersive and emotional experience for the viewer, her main focuses are on the idea of an uncanny childhood home and most recently the idea that loved ones who have died leave traces and signs behind for the living.
Inside the everyday domestic space of our lives there are objects, spaces and spirits that go unnoticed. Using photography, traditional and non-traditional materials I strive to highlight the uncanny elements of living in one’s childhood home as an adult, as well as the moments that separate life and death. Drawing from Surrealism’s fascination with the unconscious and Pop Art’s passion for vibrant color and cartoon driven lines, my paintings and photographs straddle the line between humor and solemnity, creating a world at once fantastic, and at the same time laced with the imperfections of reality.