Thursday, April 1, 2010

Post Apocolyptic Barbie (and friends)

Post Apocalyptic Barbie (and friends)

Well a special thanks goes to Marianne for lending me the Margaret Atwood Book "The Year of the Flood." I had had this barbie head sitting around for a while, I think I even blogged about it but didn't know what to do with it and then it hit me while reading this book. I would create an assemblage of cast off dolls that had survived being sent to the dump.
The doll on the left, I bought at a thrift store in Caldwell for a quarter. Someone had cut off all its hair and looked like she really needed a second life. She is riding on a giant fly. The doll in the center I found in the street and someone had run over it and its head was split open- it really did need another life, he is riding on a giant lizard. Barbies body is a dinosaur body. Now the three are all happy to be together gleaning and foraging in the wasteland that is left of our planet earth. And yes, that is a real snakeskin that someone gave me from their pet snake.


marianne said...

your head is such a creative and interesting place! i just don't know what else to say! love it!

Ilene Harris said...


I just now (re)connected with my blog and saw your comment. Thanks for writing me! I am sorry that we didn't meet up at Art and Soul last year since we seem to have much in common. I also am a retired elementary school teacher, now getting to play around and be a kid myself. Did you enjoy yourself in Portland?

I just returned from ArtFest in Port Townsend, Washington. I went last year also, and I can truly say it is my favorite venue. I want to tell you more about it - and I will do that as soon as I get a bit more settled here at home. I did write a short note in my Blog today - but will write more in the days to come.

I also have a Facebook account -do you?

Anonymous said...

Pam - love your work - the Barbie piece made me laugh - I'll keep visiting to see what else you come up with.

Pam McKnight said...

Ilene, yes I had a good time in Portland. and I am on FB, so I will look you up.
Thanks Marianne and Maude May for your comments...those comments are what keep me doing my blog. :)