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

[ MASKROSBARN ]

[ I CAN'T BREATHE ]

[ NOIR NOIR ]

[ H U M A N ]

[ BORN TO ENDLESS NIGHT ]


PINK SCAR

The objectification of the restricted female body.
The glorification and obsession of purity. The very image of a doll...

This is Pink Scar.


[ VIP NIPS & LIPS ]

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


- Emilie Steele, 2018


I WOULD RATHER BE RED

...when distructive rituals prevent full-scale destruction ...

Her constant Companions

Her constant Companions

[ E S C A P E ]


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


[ SELF LOVE ]

[ WISHFUL THINKING ]

emilie steele ©2018
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