Abandoned

(at the Arkham Asylum)

Original size 8.5x11 2016 Alex Ledante

This piece is oddly moving; for some reason the doll seems more forlorn than a person would be in the same position. I expect this is because we intuitively understand that a person could simply leave of their own accord while the abandoned doll is doomed to remain there until her heartless owner returns to redeem her or she crumbles to dust...

This piece was featured in Valley of the Dolls