Prepare yourselves, Fredericksburg. E.C. Barker and A.E Bayne have collaborated for the past three years to bring you Plastic Fantastic at Populuxe. Here’s what they have to say:
Amy: So, where did we get this idea?
Emily: I was going for EMDR therapy (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), and images came from childhood. After much thought, I decided on Barbies, which we found at yard sales. These are pictures from my psyche, and I would guess that yours are too.
Amy: Yeah, but I didn’t come at it from the same direction. Color influenced me, and I liked the Barbies because they create a metaphorical veil between animate and inanimate. Strange thing is I don’t even like dolls.
Emily: My dolls just don’t like each other! You developed some dark themes, like the headless Barbie.
Emily Barker is a member of Eyes Like Birds, a band from Fredericksburg, VA.