I am not ashamed of my body, but I didn’t always feel that way. In fact, when I was younger, I did struggle with some image issues after my surgeries.
Part of this was the nature of a few of the surgeries. I was not prepared of the mental toll they’d take on me, though I was aware of the decision-making impacts they’d have.
I do see scars as something not to be ashamed of, but I can only speak for myself.
I came across this artist recently & am now a fan of her work. I love her philosophy on doll making and body image. These dolls are expensive, but I think based on the labor of love they are, the asking price is reasonable because the artist actually puts her heart & soul into each one.
I can’t imagine the level of detail working on these for months or years as she does.
I think what’s she’s doing is important. One of them is even modeled after the late Eva Markvoort (from the documentary 65 Red Roses) a transplant recipient with cystic fibrosis but I love the fact that her dolls confront social taboos & she brings them to life fully.
Marina Bychkova’s Enchanted Dolls
Marina’s gallery can be found on her website. Her twitter handle is @Enchanted_Doll & she can also be found on Facebook.
Thank you Marina for your artistry & gifts & for confront issues that many may be afraid to face or talk about, even sometimes within ourselves.
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