Rémisztően zseniális: ékszerek, Barbie-baba darabokból
Margaux Lange brooklyni művész különleges ékszereket készít, feldarabolt Barbie-babák darabjaiból. Az üzenet: szakítsunk a mainstream szépségideállal, merjünk igaziak lenni a műanyagság helyett!
Making steady progress on these dudes. I’m often reluctant to show in progress work. To do so feels vulnerable, in so many ways. However, I know I always enjoy a peek behind the curtain of my favorite artists, so I’d like to start sharing a bit more about my process and the story behind my work. Here goes! . This custom order was a request from a collector who enthusiastically refers to himself as my “Biggest Fan in Arkansas!” I was crazy excited when he told me he was sending me an Earring Magic Ken to create a custom piece with because in all my years working with Barbie and Ken, I’ve never come across one of these Kens. . Earring Magic Ken was released in the early 90s. It was designed as an attempt to increase Ken doll sales by making Barbie’s boyfriend more appealing and “cool” to little girls. Soon after it’s debut however, Mattel received harsh criticism from consumers who felt the Ken doll appeared “a little too gay.” The controversy then sky-rocketed sales of the doll, as gay men started purchasing the Ken as a symbol of pride. Earring Magic Ken soon became the best-selling Ken doll in Mattel’s history. Despite increased sales however, Mattel discontinued and recalled the Kens shortly thereafter and Earring Magic Ken has since become a rare collectors item. It’s an honor to get to use one of these special Kens for a very special client. I’ll share more about the design choices for this piece in another post soon. Thanks for reading! . . . . . #fromthebench #customorder #margauxlange #margauxlangejewelry #barbiejewelry #ken #kenjewelry #takemeon #brooch #biggestfaninarkansas