Artwork

The original doll is a clay sculpture designed and created by ceramic artist Griet Van den Auwelant. A mold was created using the original sculpture to be able to clone 49 concrete dolls. Each doll is about 37 cm high and weighs in at a hefty 7 kg as they're full concrete. 

 

The empowering visual of the 49 dolls carries a strong message. XLIX represents the universal bond between people; we all have the same human bodies but each is a magical individual. The 49 dolls are the same on the inside but different on the outside. It is an artwork created by women working together and empowering each other, a symbol of understanding, harmony, and respect for differences.

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