Jennifer Hecker

Martyr Doll 2

When a little girl plays dress up, she imagines what it’s like to be a grown woman. When she plays with her dolls, she envisions scenarios of what her life will one day be like. As a grown woman who “plays” with dolls and dresses as sculptural forms, I do so with adult concerns and real life experiences. These works are companion pieces to the Martyr Dresses, much like the American Girl catalog that sells the matching clothes so little girls can dress like their dolls.

10 in x 10 in x 10 in
plaster, eggshells, tulle, glue, over a foam-covered metal armature