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Joyce Owens

A Girl Like Me in Grey and Green (detail) (2007)

Artwork Type
Original Art
Dimensions
20x57x6 in / 20.00 lb
Techniques
Mixed Media
"A Girl Like Me"
These are constructed from found objects including wood bowls for faces and draped fabric and jewelry. Collage and leather plus acrylic paint and Afro wigs that I cut up...They are close to 5 feet high ( 4 feet 8 inches depending on the hair) and about 20 inches at the widest points.

"A Girl Like Me" dolls protest the study from the 1940's recreated again a few years ago when children of African descent thought the white doll was the good, nice, pretty doll and the black doll was...
"A Girl Like Me"
These are constructed from found objects including wood bowls for faces and draped fabric and jewelry. Collage and leather plus acrylic paint and Afro wigs that I cut up...They are close to 5 feet high ( 4 feet 8 inches depending on the hair) and about 20 inches at the widest points.

"A Girl Like Me" dolls protest the study from the 1940's recreated again a few years ago when children of African descent thought the white doll was the good, nice, pretty doll and the black doll was not.

They hang on the wall, as low relief sculpture. Backs are not shown.
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