Some could say a brand new line of Barbie dolls is trashy, however the Sonoma Group Heart is asking them “reclaimed and reinvented” as a part of their tenth annual “Trashion Trend” public sale occasion the place objects up for bid are new interpretations of Barbie dolls characteristic clothes created from cast-off and recycled supplies.
The objects reused by artists embody plastic utensils, busted balloons, popsicle wrappers and pipe cleaners.
One doll’s shiny tinfoil strapless high, intently molded to her higher physique, demonstrated that detritus needn’t be déclassé.
One other doll, dubbed “Goddess of the Sea,” wore a seashell skirt-a tongue-twisting sobriquet that did not faze the occasion’s hosts, Eric Jackson, the middle’s inventive applications supervisor, and workplace coordinator Molly Spencer.
The hosts held up doll after doll for examination, enthusing over the creative transformations. The present additionally included hilarious movies, one involving a courtship between a Ken and a Barbie sporting a skirt product of brilliant orange tea bag containers.
On a extra critical notice, one doll wore long black judges’ robes and a recycled lace collar in homage to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the associateSupreme Court docket justice who died in September. One other doll was dressed as a suffragist, celebrating the one centesimal anniversary in 2020 of girls’s proper to vote.
Even host, Eric Jackson stated, “On the finish of the day, that is about inventive waste administration –how we give all the things a second life to keep away from the planet being buried in rubbish.”
A lot of the dolls are the creations of area people members, although some have been designed by folks from as far-off as Arkansas and New Jersey.
“After we begin considering of discarded objects as helpful supplies we will shift our considering to develop into extra conscious of our waste footprint and prioritize lowering and reusing. Nice job everybody,” Sloane Pagal, program supervisor for Zero WasteSonoma stated within the chatbox.
Round 600 folks attended final yr’s in-person public sale, and greater than 100 folks confirmed up for Saturday’s digital occasion, exceeding the variety of folks allowed to attend by Zoom.
The public sale raises funds for the middle. Bidding runs via subsequent Saturday, Nov. 21. See the Barbie dolls at sonomacommunitycenter.org here.
Bay Metropolis Information contributed to this report.
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