by Michelle Wilding in New Art on Wednesday 27 June 2012

Not a fan of Barbie? Then I bet pennies you’ll enjoy Daena Title’s work. Her latest series DROWN the DOLLS does just that: it restrains Barbie underwater in the name of feminism and saying “no” to the narrow parameters that this role model presents. You know, that the iconic doll represents a womanly figure that is fake and unattainable (disproportionately large breasts with a teeny waist). Deep and meaningful words aside, I’m captivated by Title’s technique, the broken refracted colours, and screaming subtlety.