Foolishness aside, of course you understand that underlying my peg doll protest is the anger, horror and dread I feel when I think about the man who will assume highest office in this country within a matter of days. And so in my own way, I speak out (or allow my dolls to speak for me).
The little video my husband and I created was inspired by the artwork over at join the UpRoar -- a group of artists who "want to provide passionate Americans with signs to help express how they feel. To take to the streets. To hang in our windows. To share in our feeds. To hold high." Thank you Ingrid Chang, Jeremy Wirth, Laura Drayton & Mindy Benner for kindly granting us permission to use your work in our photos and video. And also, thank you to my 6 year old for helping me paint dolls.
I am further inspired by the recent work of Salley Mavor, the Pussyhat Project and other protest art such as these statues (nudity warning), these posters, this recent Time Magazine cover and this powerful photo-series by 18 year-old Arla Watson. No one should be silent at a time like this. Not even peg dolls.
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