Reborn (2009 - present)

The three channel video work and drawings that make up the Reborn project depict life-like baby dolls as surrogate infants in fantasy mother/child tableaux that are at once erotic, reverent, stereotypical, sincere and absurd. Taking her queue from recent trends towards hyperrealism in the doll community, Holman crafted dolls out of a dedicated yearlong process, which included hand rooting each individual hair. After making the sculptures, she cast their “mothers.” The vernacular surrounding these types of dolls, known as reborns, often addresses them as living. For this project, Holman was interested in capitalizing on the inherent fantasy play potential of these objects as a way to represent some of the complexities around the idea of the 'maternal instinct.'

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Outgrowth, 2009
Color Pencil on Paper
16 x 16 inches
10 20 30 40, 2009
Color Pencil on Paper
16 x 16 inches
Secure, 2009
Color Pencil on Paper
16 x 16 inches
Insecure, 2009
Color Pencil on Paper
16 x 16 inches
Milkies, 2009
Color Pencil on Paper
27 x 36 inches
Symbiosis, 2009
Color Pencil on Paper
27 x 36 inches
After 'Breakfast in Bed', 2009/2011
Color Pencil on Paper
19 x 24 inches
Surplussage, 2009
Color Pencil on Paper
23 x 22.5 inches
Cassatt, 2009
Color Pencil on Paper
27 x 23 inches
Mamma, 2009
Color Pencil on Paper
16 x 16 inches
Musical Chairs, 2009
Color Pencil on Paper
16 x 16 inches
Haram, 2010
Color Pencil Mixed Media on Paper
16 x 16 inches
Reborn, 2009
Three Channel Video work
Installation at the UCLA Hammer Museum
Photo Credit: Joshua White

Reborn, 2009
Three Channel Video work
Installation at SFMOMA
Photo Credit: Don Ross
Reborn, 2009
Three Channel Video

excerpt length= 3 min 36 sec*
total video run time= 10 min
Music by MEN and T.I.T.S.

*This excerpt is a mock-up of a 3 channel video installation.