Jennifer Hecker

godless 1

In a very real sense, I am playing with dolls—distorting their scale; altering their clothes; changing their context. These sculptures of Barbie refer to female experiences. Some originated as McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, which accounts for their smaller size. Cast in bronze, they are transformed from toys to trophies and from playthings to miniature classical sculptures. I call these female figures “godlesses” (a pun, not a typo) as they suggest Greek, Roman, and Hindu goddesses, while simultaneously contemporary in their “Barbie-ness.”

6in x 8in x 8in
cast bronze