- Oola as Goya's Maja
- Oola as Ophelia
- Oola as the Empress Theodora
- Oola as Antiope
- Oola as Judith
- Oola as one of deKooning's women
- Oola as the serpent in the Garden of Eden
- Oola as a thief
- Oola as Oola's Mother
- Oola overcomes Ignorance through the Arts
Years ago I made a small doll out of scraps — a doll which I recently I scanned and digitally edited into Western art historical contexts.
Playing the doll, Oola, as an alter-ego, I tried out different periods of western art history. I began by making fun of images that were outside my aesthetic. But then, with a sense of shock when people responded to my work with laughter, I began to feel protective of my alter-ego/doll.
I began thinking about my doll in a variety of art historical contexts that reflect a variety of cultural norms about beauty and acceptability, especially for women and girls in my culture.