Plastic Fantastic: It Won't Match Your Couch

Front Porch Magazine
June 2013 (pg. 9)

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.