'Soul Sisters' by Princess Pea
Sculpture Toy, 4.25 x 4.25 inches,
Edition of 500
Soul Sister belongs to the series of The Pea Family Toys – an editioned sculptural series by Indian artist Princess Pea. The anonymous artist addresses her relationship with her sibling through the sculpture creating stark commentaries on difference, competition and acceptance. It encourages an understanding of uniqueness amongst children during their formative years and amongst each other.
The rounded wood sculptures continue Princess Pea’s collaboration with the craftsmen of Etikoppaka, each rendered in the likeness of the artist herself and identified by her large anime-like head. Soul Sister is inspired by the artists own experiences with body shaming, differentiating and othering based on social conventions of desirability and the need to fit a mould. The artist has been producing editioned toys in an attempt reaching a wider audience to tell these stories of difference and create sensitivity towards each other.