Braintree artist who turned Barbies into domestic abuse victims has work exhibited

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree artist who turned Barbies into domestic abuse victims has work exhibited Braintree artist who turned Barbies into domestic abuse victims has work exhibited

A student artist who transformed Barbie dolls into domestic violence victims has had her work exhibited.

Sam Humphreys, who is in the final year of a BA (Hons) degree in Contemporary Art and Design at Writtle College, painted blood and bruises on the iconic dolls as part of a project at the end of her second year.

The mum-of-three, who lives in Bocking, wanted to show the difference between the innocent way children view the world and the darker realities.

Her work has been selected as part of a gallery at Leicester University called Speaking Out, which features depictions of violence against women in art.

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7:44am Tue 25 Feb 14

Bhudeeka says...

this is not art it is obscene dolls that little girls played innocently with turned into monsters totally wrong
this is not art it is obscene dolls that little girls played innocently with turned into monsters totally wrong Bhudeeka
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8:59am Tue 25 Feb 14

Dave2M says...

You are so wrong Bhudeeka - as you so often are - having too much to say about everything. You have completely missed the point. The barbie is represented to children as being perfect and the artist is showing that life is not perfect. The exhibition is not for children nor aimed at children.
Now go and find some other subject to comment on that you might know something about - which might take some time. DM
You are so wrong Bhudeeka - as you so often are - having too much to say about everything. You have completely missed the point. The barbie is represented to children as being perfect and the artist is showing that life is not perfect. The exhibition is not for children nor aimed at children. Now go and find some other subject to comment on that you might know something about - which might take some time. DM Dave2M
  • Score: 2

9:25am Tue 25 Feb 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Is it really necessary to use Barbie for this purpose? The whole idea to me is rather macabre actually. Why on earth would you want to make something so innocent (if Barbie can be called that) into another of life's lessons. Sorry, this one's not for me.
Is it really necessary to use Barbie for this purpose? The whole idea to me is rather macabre actually. Why on earth would you want to make something so innocent (if Barbie can be called that) into another of life's lessons. Sorry, this one's not for me. The Stinker Returns
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