Ooaks: Creatures Of The Uncanny Valley

March 3, 2008 at 4:14 pm (art, design/gadget lust, sexism) ()

From Boing Boing again, take a look at these disturbing baby dolls. They’re made by someone named Faith. Some of them are called Ooaks and are works of the artist’s imagination, while others are “reborn,” which means sculptures of babies who died, I think. Some of them are whimsical, some freakish, some so realistic they will send chills down your spine.

You can see pictures of many that have already been adopted. There aren’t any in the eBay store at the moment, but maybe there will be later.

The detail and realism are really incredible.

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Browsing through the site, the large majority seem to be girl dolls — I counted 18 overtly feminine and 1 overtly masculine on the “already adopted” page. Woman as passive object much? Ugh.

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