Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's Hoarder Barbie!

For your amusement and horror: sculptor/photographer Carrie M. Becker's series, Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse. I'm amazed by the creepy authenticity of her doll-sized scenes, much of which Ms. Becker makes by hand and then photographs. I think she is ingenious and terrifically gifted to have imagined and created such exquisite miniature trash and assembled these frighteningly realistic scenes:

Photo and Sculpture by Carrie M. Becker

I'd be surprised if my Barbie turned from fashion addict to hoarder — my brunette twist-and-turn Barbie was always fastidious, even if we did store all of her tiny shoes in an old cotton sack that once held chewing-gum. She kept her wardrobe on hangers and her fur stoles and crystal-pleated palazzo pants neatly stored in cardboard drawers. Even her extra head and wigs were kept under wraps, too. Maybe your Barbie was more of a slob?

On the other hand, I had my doubts about Midge. In my opinion, this is her house.

Looking at these photographs is adding more fuel to my fire to declutter our apartment with a vengeance as soon as the tree comes down and the decorations are packed away this weekend. (As if I needed any more inspiration after last month's three-dumpster cleanup project.) I've already started tossing some of the obvious candidates.

See more work by Ms. Becker at www.carriembecker.me

2 comments:

  1. Hahameow! That is priceless! Oh, decluttering is made easier if, when you hold something in your hand...Say "Would I want to move with this"...that's my therapists advice and it's helped me a lot!

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  2. Midge? No way.....I'm thinking Skipper.....

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