Barbie: Fetish Fun

Year: 2016

Medium: Mixed Media, Fetish Objects, and Acrylic Box

Dimensions: 84 x 42 ″

This Barbie's boots were made for...walking. Becky Rosa’s Barbie-inspired artworks are a twist on thinking outside the box—more like thinking about the box; all the boxes people are put in, the roles and identities they take on. In this day and age, are we not all Barbies changing our identities as easily as we change outfits? And why are certain identities taboo? Rosa's life-size creation calls attention to the paradoxical expectation for female bodies to be both sexy and innocent, accessible yet pristine.