D O L L

 

B O R N   T O   E N D L E S S   N I G H T

 

" Existing in borderlands, these abject figures depict the longing to be human, and to unapologetically express universal yet socially unaccepted traits. Displaying constructed dolls can remind us that we, ourselves, are artificial and constructed. " - Emilie Steele

 

 


P I N K   S C A R

Pink Scar series consist of four unique dolls and was created for the exhibition [Anything but Decorative] at gallery Stoerpunk in Munich. The collection emerged from how the word decorative and the term dolled up are both synonymous with "beautify". The objectification of the restricted female body, the glorification and obsession of purity as well as the very image of a doll was the starting point when creating this work.


 

Q U E E N

V I O L E T T E

 

V I P   L I P S   &   N I P S

"VIP Nips & Lips", 2018

She not he
is censored from the public space
As the only purpose for the tip of her bust
Which is accepted and applauded
when dressed in sensual lace
Is to trigger and please his rampant lust

Pose for the audience
with a blushing gratitude
Turning herself upside down
Making sure
her endearing smile can be viewed
Because nobody likes a sad clown

Eyes up here but below is her chest
She's a Person not a Puss
The reason for life
and for her life as suppressed

 


I   W O U L D   R A T H E R   B E   R E D


 

E S C A P E

H A I R Y   A Q U A

 


B O R D E R L A N D

Master Degree Project, 2015 - Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design

"We are many who suffer in silence…
With focus on craftsmanship and material investigation, I’ve approached the image of mental illness and shame. In my work Borderland, states of mind that may go unnoticed by appearance are embodied through handmade dolls." - Emilie Steele


 

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