Gloria Is the Real Barbie, 60x25 Barbies, Accessories, Inkjet printing on archival canvas, 2017.
30x40 Inkjet printing on canvas, 2018.
My childhood goddess until age eleven was Barbie, and I jumped to feminist Gloria Steinem at age seventeen. Decades later, after extreme exertion from “doing-it-all” in the form of corporate marketing jobs and intensive NYC parenting, I realized that Gloria and Barbie have a great deal in common.
Barbie and Gloria are not dependent on partners or children for identity. Barbie revolutionized the way girls play with dolls. Before Barbie, the toy industry sold baby dolls, leading them to the role of "mother." Barbie can go anywhere, career-wise: flight attendant, pediatrician, executive. That is, after she changes clothes.
Barbies Hanging Out Gallery View Video (:15)
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Gloria and Barbie ask Marilyn a few questions at their phone-in seance. 30x36, Inkjet printing on canvas, 2018
What Were We Thinking? 14x11x4, Barbies, Accessories, Nylons on Wood Frame, 2019.
Barbie and Gloria talk things over.
Why does Gloria Steinem look like Barbie?
Barbies Dream of Becoming Gloria Steinem, 14x11x4 Barbies, Accessories, Inkjet Printing, Cardboard, Duct Tape, 2017.