For finals we had to illustrate an article from a magazine. The article couldn't be more than 3 months old, and we had a list of magazines to choose from. As the stars would have it, the first magazine I picked up (Newsweek) had a piece on Barbie. The article was about Barbie's 50th birthday this year, and the controversy over who invented the dynamic diva. Two books have come out on seperate toy creators, fired from Mattel, who claim they are responsible for bringing us the doll. Each refutes the other's involvement in creating Barbie's look and the mudslinging goes on. As a result, I jumped on the opportunity to make art on this pop icon and so, my piece features Barbie "toying" with both books.
...Barbie and Drama. What's not to love?