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Meghan Boody

I was apprenticed to the Sea when I was twelve years old, and I have encountered a great deal of rough weather, 2009

Fujiflex print, mounted to aluminum, in the artist's original frame
58 × 78 in
147.3 × 198.1 cm
Edition of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
$15,000
Location
New York, Global
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Rick Wester Fine Art
New York, Global
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From The Wreck of THe Golden Mary by Charles Dickens

From The Wreck of THe Golden Mary by Charles Dickens

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Meghan Boody
American, b. 1964
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Meghan Boody uses photography to create narrative scenes featuring young female protagonists, which are inspired by characters in fairy tales and classic novels. The works in her “Lighthouse” series (2008), for example, take their titles from the opening line of a Victorian novel featuring an orphan girl. Despite their coherence as a single scene, her works show clear evidence of digital assemblage and manipulation, which is part of Boody’s distinctive style and process: She photographs her costumed models in her studio, and then digitally places them into settings or landscapes from images she finds. Boody says that her overtly fictionalized and theatrical aesthetic is inspired by Henry Peach Robinson and Oscar Rejlander.

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From The Wreck of THe Golden Mary by Charles Dickens

From The Wreck of THe Golden Mary by Charles Dickens

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Photography
Meghan Boody
American, b. 1964
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Meghan Boody uses photography to create narrative scenes featuring young female protagonists, which are inspired by characters in fairy tales and classic novels. The works in her “Lighthouse” series (2008), for example, take their titles from the opening line of a Victorian novel featuring an orphan girl. Despite their coherence as a single scene, her works show clear evidence of digital assemblage and manipulation, which is part of Boody’s distinctive style and process: She photographs her costumed models in her studio, and then digitally places them into settings or landscapes from images she finds. Boody says that her overtly fictionalized and theatrical aesthetic is inspired by Henry Peach Robinson and Oscar Rejlander.

Meghan Boody

I was apprenticed to the Sea when I was twelve years old, and I have encountered a great deal of rough weather, 2009

Fujiflex print, mounted to aluminum, in the artist's original frame
58 × 78 in
147.3 × 198.1 cm
Edition of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
$15,000
Location
New York, Global
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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