The series is based on the theoretical question of “What if we were to teach our children at an early age about the harsh realities that face some?”
Clearly, we wouldn’t dream of exposing children to such things and my work is by no means intended to be used as an educational tool but by using Barbie dolls, an iconic toy that oozes perfection, I am demonstrating that life for some is by no means perfect. The series of ten images also explores insecurity, loneliness, illness and addiction.
For the majority of us, a satisfied life consists of constant deadlines, constraints, rules, boundaries and a general acceptance that life, sometimes isn’t fair. However we choose to live our lives, we must take time to breath and appreciate what we have and focus on the positive. We must teach this to our children.
I was Inspired by a quote I was given on a 21st birthday card, in 1993
” As you walk through the garden of life, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses”
I have since lived by that advice.