I wanted to explore themes of discomfort, abandonment, neglect and decay. I was inspired by horror movies and one particularly creepy Victorian doll I found at the thrift store (my muse). At the very back of value village I saw a pile of these old china dolls for 3-6 dollars. Back in the day these were luxury items for wealthy girls to play with. Now, they are something nobody would ever want in their homes thanks to movies like Chucky and Annabelle. I’ve thought these dolls are very creepy, but I did feel a little guilty putting her in piles of garbage and hanging her from barbed wire. I wanted her to feel out of place while still keeping a consistent creepy atmosphere.
Courtesy of Danielle Jackson, 2021/22.