Betty Jane, Betty Botter, Betty Bubbles

20" x 30" each, oil on board, 2019

“When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”
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-Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit
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“The Betties are baby dolls that live in my home under the submission and care of my three daughters.  These dolls play an important role in many shared life moments and adventures. They might seem to be playthings, but they are real.”
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-Christine Ferrouge
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Dolls have existed in every culture throughout history in all parts of the world. Who are they and what is their function? The Betties explores the lives of three dolls alongside the girls to whom they belong.