This is kinda freaky and kinds cool…We all know that Mz. Barbie would look like an alien were she a real person, standing six feet tall with a 39″ bust, 18″ waist, and 33″ hips. We know that there are some women how have become so enamored with her that they have gone to insane measures (and procedures) to look like her and have even projected their obsessions on to their daughters. Perhaps this new version of the American Doll might give us all pause!
Via UK Daily Mail:
Artist Jason Freeny has given Barbie a unique makeover – and it’s sure to make you think again about the doll’s unrealistic vital statistics.
Barbie’s innards and organs are shown squashed and distorted – depicting the effect her warped proportions might have on the inside of her body.
The world’s most famous doll has long been the target of criticism from feminists and other women’s groups who say it promotes an unhealthy idea of body image in girls.
While Barbie’s vital statistics have never officially been revealed, they have been estimated at being the human equivalent of 5ft 9in, a 36-inch bust with an 18-inch waist and 33-inch hips.
It has been estimated that, if she were to exist as a human, Barbie would weigh about 110lbs and would have a BMI of 16.24. This would fit the weight criteria for anorexia.
It has been feared that girls attempting to emulate Barbie’s proportions could be at risk of developing eating disorders.
The New York-based designer said he chose the doll because of her unusual proportions.
He said: ‘I like to see the skeletal system and organs of the body when the features are distorted.’
Jason has also turned his attentions to other iconic toys and given them the dissection treatment, such as models of Hello Kitty and Mickey Mouse.
He added: ‘I like all my work but my favorite is the first one where I showed the inside of a dog made with a balloon.’
Jason began experimenting with fictional anatomy illustration in 2000 which evolved into sculpture 10 years later.
His unique style comes from blending his previous experience as a toy designer with his work as a digital designer. His sculptures are described as a surreal mixture of innocence clashing with maturity.
He is now said to be considering giving Barbie’s long-term love, Ken, the dissection treatment.