There have been numerous controversies on Barbie doll owing to its inborn duplicity and abnormal figure. Despite these critics, Barbie doll is still an idol for many children and women. Besides it’s been a long time to appear black Barbie dolls by a lot of disputes and there is discrimination between white and black Barbie dolls like the real world. People’s dual aspect and mentality towards Barbie doll became the motive of choosing Barbie doll as a main material for my work.
I wanted to stimulate the perception and subconsciousness of the views with realities—no matter however unrealistic they seem to be—through various methods, such as personification, exaggeration, intentional ignorance, and metaphor.
I made the new familiar time and space that looks like a real world where Barbie dolls actually live by distorting our familiar time and space. The existing world was disappeared, but a new space for the unconscious was created to find a meeting point of consciousness and unconsciousness. I express brutality of human nature with distorted love of bobby and ken.