“For me the works in this series are like gems, brief moments, contained microscopic images at the cellular level. Each one has a personality or a temperament and the traits that are coming through are naughty, sweet, tender and punchy. The objects have little openings and windows and because of this they can be like small worlds unto themselves – like looking out an airplane window or into a microscope.” -- Cristin Searles
Martabel Wasserman’s photographs conflate collage and diorama in psychologically charged dollhouse interiors.
“In this series, I used my childhood dollhouse as a means to describe the safety and comfort that a typical American household invokes. Within the dollhouse I explore societal expectations specifically relating to war, violence, sex and gender roles in this country. I place pictures of contrasting realities into the windows of the dollhouse to highlight our distance from the rest of the world.” -- Martabel Wasserman
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