Contemporary artists share their personal talismans both made and found”¯ “¯
I hold the doll in one hand and wind a cord
around”¯and around the doll with the other.
The trick is to maintain the right amount of tension
to”¯keep the cord from slipping off.
It is a bit of a game.
It always takes me multiple tries to get it right.
To completely cover her body with string
takes”¯concentration and coordination.
It is impossible to multi-task.
While I am doing this
I lose sense of time and
To “mummify” Barbie in this way
About the Contributor
E.V. Day is a New York-based artist whose work explores themes of sexuality and humor while employing gravity-defying suspension techniques. Day was recently awarded the prestigious Rome Prize for Visual Arts by the American Academy in Rome, and she has had many solo exhibitions, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. Day received her MFA in sculpture from Yale University School of Art.