Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Daena Title

Smile

Smile

Daena Title. Smile, 2008.

Description:
Part of the "DROWN the DOLLS" series, these reflected distortions on the under-surface of the pool mirror the distorted cultural messages that bombard girls and women, here epitomized by the Barbie doll. Pre-pubescent girls pictured "drowning" the dolls present an alternative image of empowerment.

Medium:
Painting

Tags:
female, representational, youth, feminism, empowerment, emotive, torture, figure, appearance, narrative, expressive, water, girls, mirror, body issues, reflections, toys, Barbie, painting, painterly, fractured

Images
SmileDirty FighterMadonna of the DollsLavender ReflectionPool WitchFaulty MirrorDark Friends

Videos
Artist Statement on "DROWN the DOLLS"Feminist Panel Discussion: "Should Barbie Sink or Swim?" for "DROWN the DOLLS"

Location
Los Angeles, CA
USA

Contact
detitle@dslextreme.com

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