This has been on several of my social media feeds recently and I skipped over it . Because Barbie Dolls. Not a fan. Finally, something made me look closer at the sculpture. It’s actually really cool. This video interview with artist Annette Thas explains her vision behind it. It started as a sentimental piece of art, a “wave of memories” from childhood. I love that imagery. The size of it was thoughtfully constructed to make it be overwhelming ,like waves of memories washing over you.
Annette specifically chose blonde Barbies as an expression of society’s beauty standards. This morning , this thoughtful comic by Emily May about going blonde showed up on my feedly ..er…feed.
Check out the rest of the strip ~here~