Caitlin Blomstrom

Region: South

Website: http://cblomstrom.squarespace.com/

City / State: Norfolk, VA

The content of my recent body of work is fueled by found drawings left by museum visitors. While working as a gallery attendant, I was accustomed to finding strange, unfinished sketches left in the galleries. Abandoned and out of context, these drawings possess a sense of humor but also deep sincerity, as their makers created them while observing works of art in the museum. By reproducing these images through trompe l’oeil–style paintings, I activate a value shift. For example, children’s scribbles no longer exist as an afterthought, they’ve been transformed into documentation, evidence of time spent looking. My goal is to convince the viewer to accept these recycled images in their new form and to consider the continuous cycle of reframing art.