Skoglund creates surrealist images by building elaborate sets or tableaux, furnishing them with carefully selected small children and other objects, a process of which takes her months to complete. Finally, she photographs the set, complete with actors. The works are characterized by an overwhelming amount of one object and either bright, contrasting colors or a monochromatic color scheme.
This whole process is incredibly depressing. The new space has minimal wall space and it’s a complete mess. Paint, dirt, tacks, dust, dead bugs, pieces of crumbled dry wall, tape, screws, nails, wood slivers. Everywhere. The list goes on and on.