An Artist Created Domestic Abuse Barbies To Show "Harsh Realities" Of Adulthood
"What if we were to teach our children about the harsh realities that face so many in life?" Trigger warning: domestic violence.
The iconic Barbies are painted to appear bruised and battered.
Samantha wanted to use perfect dolls to raise issue with how children are shaped to view the world, and its darker, imperfect realities.
Other photos in the series explore subjects of insecurity, loneliness, illness and addiction.
Clearly, we wouldn't dream of exposing children to such things and my work is by no means intended to be used as an educational tool. But by using Barbie dolls, an iconic plaything that oozes perfection, I am demonstrating that life for some is by no means perfect.