barbie, covid-19 edition
Barbie, Covid-19 Edition © is a series of small-scale drawings that depicts a variety of retro Barbie dolls rendered in detail with care. Self-isolated with coronavirus, the act of drawing enabled an escape via the imagination, transforming the characters to reflect the situation and the psychological state of the artist at the time.
© Elyssa Sykes-Smith
Elyssa Sykes-Smith (b.1991) is an artist working across drawing, site-specific sculpture, installation, performance, socially engaged projects, education, and public art. She seeks to distil complex, psychological states into multisensory experiences incorporating art practice, technology, psychology, and the sciences. Sykes-Smith continues to advocate for human rights and environmental sustainability.