Life of Dolls
Life of dolls aims to evoke an open heart, a heartwarming feeling and a deep appreciation of the delicate and intrinsic feminine nature of women. My paintings stand up against over sexualisation of women, instead provoke the viewer to embrace femininity and for women to remain themselves at all times without judgement in all situations. I am inspired by children illustration, kawaii culture and Blythe collection dolls. My dolls are alluring, beautiful, cute, classy, fashionable and stay young forever. To me, dolls are not plastic toys, they are real and alive, they are like kids; innocent and fascinated with absolutely everything in this world, they want to feel loved, admired and protected. I am attracted to embodying the concept gesamtkunstwerk, meaning 'a total work of art,’ through losing the barrier of being different to my dolls, as this is what resonates with me. I want to question the subjective ideology of 'perfect beauty' by understanding my preferences for certain aesthetics, including facial symmetry and emphasised eyes.