Dolls of the Apocalypse
It has been said that the toys of childhood prepare one for the realities of adulthood. If this is true, then the recently discovered Dolls of the Apocalypse may well be preparing us for the end of life as we know it. Philadelphia intuitive artist Burnell Yow!, who uses found objects in his art, has created a new horrific series of works utilizing doll parts and other objects put together in true Frankensteinian fashion. One can’t help but feel a bit like a time-traveling archeologist being given a glimpse of a possible future in which a child’s toy reflects a post-apocalyptic world gone terribly wrong. That the works are displayed on museum-style pedestals and appear to be quite old lends an aire of authenticity to this notion.
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