IíM THE SMARTEST AND IíM LOOKING FOR A ROYAL, 2016
30 by 100 by 190 cm.
Alters, resin, textile, wood.
Why do girls want to be princesses?
Little girls are obsessed with princesses for the same reason little boys are obsessed with action heroes. What other female role model can issue a sentence and have the world at her feet? What other female figure can command an army, break open a treasury, or even simply bestow, with her presence, a sense of magic, excitement and healing? Interesting that when fables are filled with actual narratives of female power, assertion and heroism, they are still read as being about beauty and passivity. So, donít worry if your 5-year-old girl insists on a pink frilly princess dress. It doesnít mean she wants to subside into froth; it just means, sensibly enough for her, that she wants to take over the world.