Mary Basset – The Cutting Board

Mary is one of the top figure models for art classes across CT. Through different challenges she has faced, Mary’s work is a reflection of how “we don’t stop to think of what that person is going through; we just seem to want to tease, discriminate, and make fun of them. I rose above my disability.”

A mixed media 3D sculpture in which Barbies™ portray the pain inflicted on individuals who do not appear the same as others. This piece shows the importance of supporting one’s self-worth in a life faced with traumatic events.

The Cutting Board
24”x18”x14”
Mixed Media; Air drying clay, magazine clippings, acrylic painted foam, gel pen, Barbies™, glue, found objects
2024