Plastic Religion: Barbie Nativity Set By Artists Pool & Marianela

In 2014, two Argentine artists, Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini, turned 33 models of Barbie and Ken into religious icons for an exhibition called “Barbie, the Plastic Religion“. The show featured Barbie as the Virgin Mary and Ken as Jesus Christ, and included religious figures from Catholicism, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism. The show provoked widespread controversy in several languages from Argentina to France. In 2016, the artists were invited by Mattel and Les Art Decoratifs to display ...  View More
December 5, 2016 Megan

Breastfeeding Barbie By Aussie Doll Artist And Mom Betty Strachan

Breastfeeding Barbie Betty Strachan
Brisbane, Australia-based mom Betty Strachan believes the key to erasing the stigma around breastfeeding is education. That’s why she’s created a breastfeeding doll for kids: ”The decision to make a breastfeeding doll didn’t come consciously. I’m a member of a mothers’ group that’s comprised of very lovely and supportive women. I remember one day, I was drawing the new face on a Barbie doll, and she just seemed to be the embodiment of the entire group. So I mimicked the positioning ...  View More
December 1, 2016 Joshua