Maguire always documented family from behind her lens. After her father passed away, she started to spend more time at Aunt Doll, the best medicine to give her grief a place. It was during this time that she created an amazing collection of material that paints a perfect picture of the 84-year old. Aunt Doll cusses, loves cured meats, worships the sun from her concrete-slab patio, frets about nothing except her beloved Italian bread causing her to pack on the pounds — and most importantly: she isn’t trying to be funny, she just is.
Eye-popping, hand-printed portraits in the 50-edition artist’s book are created with use of letterpress, lithography and silkscreen techniques. By eliminating the surrounding, every image centers Doll with a visible “I don’t care” attitude, an on-point fashion style and great love for food that shows the core of Aunt Doll’s story: “enjoy every chicken wing while you holler at the Cleveland Browns on your gigantic analog TV, because we aren’t here forever.”