Amelia Preston: Disney Dismembered

Student Artworks Foundation

Poor Unfortunate Soul (Ariel), Amelia Preston, 2016, From the collection of: Student Artworks Foundation

Ariel

Disney Dismembered is a series of oil paintings combined with a display of textile and plaster sculpture pieces.

Conceal Don't Feel (Elsa), Amelia Preston, 2016, From the collection of: Student Artworks Foundation

Elsa

Through a mix of scientific anatomy and reimagined, famous Disney princesses, combined, each painting and anatomical sculpture deconstructs the fantasy and glamorization of Disney remakes, by rooting them in their original, often gruesome 19th century folklores.

Once Upon a Dream (Aurora), Amelia Preston, 2016, From the collection of: Student Artworks Foundation

Aurora

Idolistic princesses no longer become a construct in which to escape reality but rather stand as a reminder of cold, scientific truth.

Sinderella (Cinderella), Amelia Preston, 2016, From the collection of: Student Artworks Foundation

Cinderella

Eat My Heart Out (Snow White), Amelia Preston, 2016, From the collection of: Student Artworks Foundation

Snow White

The Death of Lady Rebecca Rolfe (Pocahontas), Amelia Preston, 2016, From the collection of: Student Artworks Foundation

Pocahontas

As each princess proudly models their dissected section, their linking and historically correct anatomical parts sit in jars underneath each portrait, prodded with needles and labelled artifacts, as if curated for analytical scrutiny in an alluring, yet macabre, small musuem of curiosities.

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