Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Bethany Bailey - Defining Practices

Untitled (2012) Baby doll and toy soldiers

I focused on the idea of creating a visual juxtaposition between the modern toy soldiers made from readily available, cheap plastic and the valuable late 1940s Pedigree doll made from hard plastic. I constructed a scenario, much like a child would during play, in which the connotations of the fragility of the doll would be overridden by the larger-than-life effect it had in relation to the tiny toy soldiers. This structured perspective would hint towards the seriousness of the crossover between child’s play and reality in regard to violence, gender roles and expectations.

Detail of Untitled

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