D O L L
" 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
The objectification of the restricted female body.
The glorification and obsession of purity. The very image of a doll...
This is Pink Scar.
I WOULD RATHER BE RED
...when destructive rituals prevent full-scale destruction ...
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