Week 2- Art Experience- Child’s Play

Landscapes with a corpse

I have to say I quite enjoyed this art activity. I did not think of it as gruesome, on the other hand I found it interesting. Maybe it was because I was not thinking of death or my death specifically. I was completely desensitized of the notion of dying.

I did realize this was a twisted activity once I started talking to people of what I had to do. My mom for example was horrified of the idea.

I was not sure how to “die” at first I thought at a concert or maybe a park. But as I saw this naked baby doll outside my house and thought it looked creepy. As a child I loved playing with dolls but at night I would always be scared of them. (I blame Chucky and those exorcism movies of possessed dolls)

I decided to use my childhood fear of dolls for this activity. My niece had left tons of dolls and stuffed animals at my house this weekend so I used them to my advantage.

The dolls and stuffed animals framed my figure because they were the direct the cause of my death.  – Policeman always draw the outline of a dead body after it has been removed so I thought it would be cool to do so.

I took the photographs on the small plot of grass (dead grass) of the apartment next door. I felt kinda embarrassed laying on the grass with dolls all around me. People would pass and just stare.

I enjoyed doing this activity no matter what people thought of it as it was being created.

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And shout out to my sister for helping me take the pictures.




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