Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Shaqe Kalaj

Little Girls

Little Girls

Shaqe Kalaj. Little Girls, 2009.

Description:
Here, I deal with the bond that little girls have with one another and the bond we have as women with our inner little girls. These bonds are essential for holding onto all of the wonderful characteristics we are born with. But in this painting, the little girls confront the viewer with all the dolls that surround them; the question that penetrates through the canvas is the question of how girls are betrayed. The marching dolls at the front of the canvas portrayed in different hues are all wearing price tags. The dolls represent both isolation and direct confrontation of what all of this means to the girls and their futures.

Medium:
Painting

Tags:
child sexual abuse, narrative, transformation, painting, Frida Kahlo, little girls, friendship, surrealism, landscape, dolls, memory

Images
American WomanDolls 1Classical Beauty SubmergedMythic DreamLittle GirlsChachieAdriana

Location
Livonia, MI
USA

Contact
14339 Westmore st.
Livonia, MI
USA
imshacha@me.com

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