The Art of Barbie

Minneapolis-based multi-crafter and artist Michelle Brusegaard created photos that make Barbie more human than her 11.5-inch height and infamous proportions suggest.

Michelle sees Barbie “more as discarded object than revered plaything.” Now that the Bratz have dethroned the once-reigning doll, the series seems to hint at a gal contemplating an unknown next stage of life. Each is just $15.

You feel something’s not right beyond her feet, in skirt or legwarmer
There are many shots of her clothes, store-bought and this homemade gingham
Admittedly not Barbie proper, this doll sofa suggests faded glamour-in-waiting