Barbie. Buddha ii, 1994. Platinum-palladium print on Van Gelder

Barbie. Buddha ii, 1994.
Platinum-palladium print on Van Gelder similii japon 100% rag from original 11×14 negative.

The same protea flowers that Margaret was holding in the portrait ended up in this photograph. And strangely, this image and a few others were shown soon after in an exhibition (tongue-in-cheek) celebrating Barbie’s 50th anniversary at Photokina, Dusseldorf. And I was just thinking about corporeality, feminism and spirituality when I made these images. Ah me…

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detail:Barbie. Buddha ii, 1994. Platinum-palladium print on Van Gelder