Musings | Monthly Muse February 2022
Eccentric objects always seem to grab my attention, especially those that are perplexing. I collect dolls and other types of puppets with whimsical or odd qualities, so I was immediately drawn to Beatrice Wood’s Minnie-Skirt (1967). I am captivated by the yellow eyes with their dazed expression staring off into the distance. The longer I look at the work, the more I notice differences between these seemingly twin figures, and I become even more curious about them. They are seated side by side, hands on their laps, and wearing similar outfits and facial expressions, but their hairstyles and the flower imprint on their shirts distinguish them from one another. Wood’s unusual choice of colors is also fascinating and feels contradictory to the childlike sensibility of the work, which adds to its peculiarity and makes it even more interesting to look at.
Kimberly Lara, ’22, BA (History with focus in Education, Archaeology minor)
UCI Student Gallery Guide, Langson IMCA