The Poisoner’s Kiss

The Poisoner’s Kiss is comprised of floating doll dresses, hanging in space, above a blanket of fallen leaves to create a forest of lost childhood. Each dress has quotes from classic fairy tales embroidered around its hem, and is printed with iconic images that reflect each quote. The quotes reflect the darker side of the tales, the anxiety of childhood and the fear of the unknown that colors the un-romanticized side of childhood. The background murals are made of the eyes of street children, who are the witnesses, unable to speak.

This work was installed at Henry Street Settlement in New York.