Secret Service

Dairy Block | Metro Denver

Installation Information

In the O.P.P. Series (Other People’s Photography), Heather constructs a reality based on her interpretation of found photographs. Pictures from long ago now exist in a time and place that she invented. Years ago, Heather was given a stack of silver gelatin photos from the 1950’s. They appeared to have been made by an Army photographer at multiple military wives’ social events. The artist was struck by the forced expressions on their faces and felt that their forced smiles mocked were mocking her. The O.P.P. Series is an ongoing body of work with an awareness towards nostalgia and an ambition for contemporary notions. The simple act of dismantling these midcentury stereotypes in order to reconstruct them in a distorted manner is the driving inspiration for this series.


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Size and Materials: 17 x 19