Chinese Characters

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Chinese Characters
67 in
93 in
(170 cm x 236 cm)
Photo Credit
Karen Bell
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That suit, that hair, that mole: you immediately recognize Chairman Mao. But who--or what--are those pouty women, with their Western features, retro hairdos and dead-eyed stares? They're store mannequins, manufactured in China for the Chinese market, never appearing solo but always arrayed in chorus lines. Perhaps the discordantly comical images have a darker point: if you have that system of government, you get this kind of dehumanized citizen.
Fabric, fabric paint
Stenciled, photo silk-screened, hand and machine appliquéd, machine pieced, hand quilted

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