Exhibitor History

thomas Durand
Randolph, ma USA

The sock monkey doll became my photographic subject after a particularly personal time of crisis. At the time these, hand made, depression-era dolls were perfect figures to express the seemingly never-ending, raw emotions I was experiencing. My images are simultaneously playful, hopeful and even comforting. Between the images, their titles and the human experiences they evoke, there are often multiple ways of entering and engaging his work that bring tears to some and laughter to others. “My inspirations come from many places, which incorporate my thoughts on the human condition generally - on religion, nature, music, art history, American icons, social and current issues in addition to my own emotional demons and delights.”


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