Dutch sculptress Judith Wiersema does not shy away from struggle, though at first sight of her elegant, metallic forms you might not know it. Using oblique references to the world of fashion, her sleep sculptures seek to address women’s issues while portraying a pleasing surface. This might, at first seem ironic – but it’s far from. Through her work she attempts to speak on Barbie’s behalf and deal with issues related to beauty ideals by showcasing them in elegant forms which makes it all the more palatable.
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