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Childish Things Denise Davis

Childish Things

Denise Davis

Published August 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781891661433
Paperback
96 pages
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Taking the position that lost and abandoned toys retain repressed memories of prepubescent trauma and the deep-seated guilt associated with the playing of forbidden games, the photographic team of Davis & Davis have created staged images ofMoreTaking the position that lost and abandoned toys retain repressed memories of prepubescent trauma and the deep-seated guilt associated with the playing of forbidden games, the photographic team of Davis & Davis have created staged images of mini-psychodramas using forlorn toys to portray the conflicted children who left them behind. In scenes such as a little boy stuck atop a teeter-totter and a baby falling out of a window while its father rushes to try and catch it, they explore the darker side of humanity, deflate the cherished myth of innocence, and point out that not even children are untainted and sinless.