Working primarily in sculpture and installation, E.V. Day explores sexuality and popular culture through a feminist lens, upending symbols of the feminine ideal.
In her series of mummified Barbie dolls she presented the iconic female figurines encased in materials such as beeswax and silver, which she described as transforming “a sexual or feminized trope into a statement of power and independence.” I personally loved this piece of her work, I feel this strongly relates to my dissertation on women being dominated and objectified in today’s society. A barbie doll is a feminine item in which everyone looks up to be, the perfect woman its stated to be. This piece completely takes away the idea of that and turns it into a strong women with a mind of its own, not one of which has been dominated by a man or society.