Madonna with a Doll

2004, Oil on Canvas, Size: 32 x 24

Role playing with dolls is an age-old childhood pastime for all little girls. They pretend to be proud mothers and mimic everything their own mothers do. The characters often trade places in my paintings, with intent to provoke contemplation. Although their wishes and desires may be different than ours, these characters indeed share much in common with their audience. They express emotions, face triumphs and failures and undergo the circle of life. Their lives parallel ours with one drastic difference – these characters tend to enjoy a significantly longer life span.