Donna Ong, 2006, Secret, interiors: chrysalis
This artwork makes me wonder. Is it a childish experiment, like giving your doll a haircut, not knowing that in her case it’s forever? Or is it more sinister – a cruel act of punishment, played out on dolls in lieu of a real adversary? Or could the act of pickling represent preservation, even protection?
For me, its ambiguity is appealing.
How do you respond to it?