ARTmonday: Caroline Moore

I happened upon these photos on Etsy by Caroline Moore (aka “sixhours”) last week when I was browsing for child-appropriate pieces I could buy as baby gifts. Obviously, these don’t fall into that category. However, they caught my eye because they remind me of a short story by A.M. Homes in The Safety of Objects. In the story, if I remember correctly, a teenage boy dismembers his sister’s Barbies and does bizarre (sexual) things with them.

I read it over 10 years ago, after reading The End of Alice for a book club and becoming obsessed. (I loved it…. especially because the pearl-wearing girls who comprised the club were appalled by it. It’s narrated by a pedophile in jail, and also involves a young girl experimenting with the boy she babysits.) If you are not familiar with her work, she is an excellent writer, never dull, and often compellingly offensive.

I wonder if the photographer is familiar with the story?




ARTmonday: Robert Knight

Here are some photos by Rob Knight, a Boston-based photographer, who’s also a friend. (His five-year-old son Harry followed us around a garden center in out on the Cape last summer until we agreed to organize a play date between him and my six-year-old. We’re so glad!) Rob, who recently had a solo show, “My Boat is so Small,” at Gallery Kayafas in the South End. shoots a lot of interiors and quirky still lives. These are some of my favorite works: