….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….
I was delighted to support Altered Barbie, when her curator Julie Andersen approached me with the idea. I had seen it years ago and thought the images were very interesting and liberating.
So it is with great pleasure that I put in the following work:
1) Capital Hill Barbie: ” Don’t mess with Mr.Bill of rights…if you don’t want Capitol Barbie to call her friends. XXOO”
This work is done with the context of my friend Annabel Pak’s Coffee Party USA in mind. For the details please see my blog: https://ceciliawyu.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/coffeepartyusa/
2) East-West fusion Barbie: “Hating me won’t make you pretty.”
This is a fusion work, partly in support of WHOF, http://www.whof.net for the work they do in terms of suicide prevention and councilling online and also because it is something that I have been thinking of for a long time since the tragic death of Asia’s megastar Mr. Leslie Cheung. I celebrate Mr. Cheung’s courage to announce he was Bisexual to all of Asia, at the height of his career as a multi-plantinum selling recording artist, winner of the Palm d’ors and the most celebrated Icon of Modern chinese culture, in music & acting. His tragic suicide was a great loss to the arts world. RIP Leslie Cheung.
What is Altered Barbie Art Show?
The Altered Barbie Exhibition is about people coming together to transform these relatable and relevant icons into not so everyday art, reflecting our current society. Making art from Barbie and Ken creates dialogue and community where there is none. The Altered Barbie Exhibition is a local creative re-use art show. Ken and Barbie, modern day icons, permeate every corner of our culture.
Warning: The art is not only inspirational but forces the viewer and creator to think about Barbie, how she has impacted our society as an icon & marketing toy in ways we have never thought about before. It is a show which guarantees to be uplifting, controversial, making you smile all at the same time. Visit us and support this amazing show and artist group while possibly being inspired to create your own Altered Art!
For more information about Altered Barbie Art Exhibition: http://www.alteredbarbie.com