WORK > DROWN the DOLLS Photographs

"Line Dance"
10" X 14.4"
"Starfish"
10" X 13.3"
"Silver Legs"
10" X 10.5"
"Ghost"
10" X 13.6"
"Pink Prayer"
10" X 12.5"
"Presto"
10" X 13"
"Hooker"
10" x 13.3"
Photograph of Barbie Doll and her reflection by Daena Title
Photograph
2011
"Bubble Girl"
10" X 11.3"
"Bridesmaid"
10.75" X 14.3"
"Blue Vagina"
10" X 12"
Photograph of Barbie Doll and her reflection by Daena Title
11.8" X 10"
Photograph of Barbie Doll and her reflection by Daena Title
Photograph
10" X 13.3"
"Criss Cross"
10" X 12.3"
"Blue Arm"
10" X12.7"
"Athena"
10" X 13.3"
"Mean Girls"
10" X 13.5"
"Multi Hands"
10" X 12.4"
"Tie Dye"
10" X 12"
"Playing God"
10" X 13.3"
"Fly"
10" x 13.3"
"Shiny"
10.3" X 12"
"Twist"
10" x 13.3"
"Pre-Surgery"
8.5" X 12.3"
"Trio"
10" X 14"
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10" X 13"
"Fab Four"
10" X 11.25"
"Bride Close Up"
9.5" X 9.7"
"Just Heels"
11.2" X 9.5"
"Black Push"
10" X 13.3"
"She Devils"
10" X 11.3"
"Bottoms Up"
10" X 11.5"
"Hand and Tree"
10.5" X 10"
"Dark Vapid"
10" X13.3"
"Multi hands CU"
10" X 10.1"
"Mistress"
10" X 12"
"Jewel Box"
8.5" X 14.3"
"Swim"
10.5" X 9"
Photograph of Barbie Doll and her reflection by Daena Title
10" X 11"
"Athena II"
10" X 10.7"
"BFF"
10.5" X 15.8"

Barbie and her reflection:

For these images, I submerged a Barbie doll(s) and myself in my backyard pool and then aimed my camera upwards towards the doll and the under-side of the pool's surface.

The resulting images of both doll and its distorted reflection pit what is “real” vs. what is "fake." The reflections and the Barbie doll herself, both present a reality that is simultaneously distorted and representational.
This overlap of tensions and contrasts allow the visceral and the intellectual to reinforce and reflect one another in continuing, mirroring dialogue that hopefully includes the concept of Barbie as societal ideal.

Solo Show

Koplin Del Rio Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
2011

All photographs are printed with Epson Archival inks
Sized @ 10" X13"
Edition of 6, 1 AP