Doll for the Exorcism of Pain
c.1980 , clay, papier-maché, latex, plaster, rope, shells; two masks by Jenny Badger Sultan
Gorilla was made of papier maché over a clay base. It represents my affinity with gorillas, who feel like totem animals to me, as in Two Gorillas in the Field in Box of Dreams.
Doll for the Exorcism of Pain used a latex mask made on a plaster cast of my face. It came out very distorted and I decided to sew it onto a doll I had made to help release childhood pain.