My first piece is an experiment with solar technology. I created a baby with a doll mold: rubber doll wrapped with saran wrap & packing tape, then the shape cut out. The solar component are outdoors solar Christmas lights. There is a light charger that sits in the sun during the day...when the charger is covered, or at night, the lights light up. I stuffed the lights inside the doll and voila! This technology was easy to use.
I submitted this work to Visaural but it didn't get selected. Another work, weaker in my opinion, will be in the show instead. This quad-collage piece pairs up with Amy Winehouse's version of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? and is about young women's self-image. Japanese girls start altering their bodies in high school, as soon as they are allowed to dye their hair. It goes from changing hair color to eye surgery to nose surgery, cheek bone surgery, breast surgery...an on and on. I don't think it's about looking more Western, or even about looking for love. It's about becoming an idol, a person of adulation, an Anime heroine brought to life. We'll see what they turn into once the bloom is off the rose.
Made with paper, image transfer, false eyelashes and cutting blades.
white marker, double-sided tape, scissors, black paint, glue stick