Barbie and Ken in the Ice Age


Barbie and Ken in the Ice Age
Airdry clay
5.5 x 9.5 x 12 inches

“Barbie and Ken in the Ice Age” was inspired by a charcoal drawing called “Venus and the Sorcerer” from Chauvet Cave in France. The Chauvet drawing, which is on a cone of limestone hanging from a cave ceiling, is estimated to be more than 25,000 years old. Personally I think the name given to the drawing is a bit of a misnomer. “Venus” doesn’t seem to apply all that well to a being with lioness’ head and a female human’s body. Additionally, the name makes the assumption that the bull-headed man in the drawing is a shaman wearing a bull’s head, while it may represent a spirit of some sort or simply a man who was not a sorcerer/shaman at all.

“Barbie and Ken in the Ice Age” isn’t quite finished yet, but it’s getting close.