Pilar Acevedo

mixed media, found objects
21 x 12 x 9 in.

The piece illustrates shattered illusions of a family dynamic, scrupulous behavior, and the immaculate quiet of children. Its derivation is a poem embodying the lure of “naughtiness” versus the omnipotence of guilt in a child, and in a woman with shame instilled in her from childhood. Forming the head, I recalled this edict: “Tanto le hace el diablo a su hija que le saca un ojo”. Removing the doll’s eye opened her to confront shame and its seedy elements. She is exposed. I urge viewers to explore her.