This week was all about paper dolls and art history. Part of the project was identifying artworks from my personal canon. What do I identify with, and what literally and figuratively does not fit? Each artwork has conceptual points of contact and departure for my own identity and values, so the result is a rather intriguing bit of recursion.
I’ll need another fifty or so outfits for the intended effect. This is just an initial push so I can begin the research and writing aspects of things.
In case these aren’t immediately recognizable, here are the artworks to which these dolls refer:
I could easily write an essay on each and every of these selections. (I will attempt to be brief.) Future plans include: Rosie the riveter, Henry VIII, Freud, Biblical figures (especially Peter), Medusa, fig leaves, Victorian ladies, and skeletons.