Earlier in the week I mentioned a Swap-Bot project I was working on which featured a knitted serpent.  What could it possibly be, you might ask?  Well, it’s finished and ready for it’s unveiling:

voodoo_man
Perhaps I should’ve warned you.  The purpose of this swap was to make a voodoo doll, which explains the curious, somewhat creepy, picture above.

I love voodoo dolls, so when I read this swap I knew I had to sign up.  But what kind of doll to make?  I wanted to be creative.

I really don’t consider myself a feminist, but I’ve always kind of bristled at the Christian concept of sin and how Woman brought it to Man and as a result she is Cursed.  I don’t know, it just seems a little outrageous to me.  I think Eve has gotten a pretty bad rap, and I’m sure she thinks so as well.  I figured she wouldn’t mind having a voodoo doll to incur a little of the wrath of God(dess) on her partner.

Thus, this Voodoo Man was born.

voodoo_man_closeup
He comes complete with a serpent, apple, fig leaf and pin.  The always mischievous Eve can inflict him with the pain of childbirth, leg waxing, and cramps, or, if she so desires, the discomfort of thong panties:
voodoo_man_back
I absolutely love the concept of this doll, if not the execution.  I made a few mistakes along the way, but this is a great prototype.  I want to make more of these in the future, but will have to experiment with materials, faces, etc.

Swap-Bot is fun!

2 Replies to “Eve’s Revenge”

  1. Antoinette says: August 10, 2007 at 10:08 am

    AWWW MAN! You should have told me it was a voodoo swap. I also love “Ju Ju Dolls” as I call them. I never would have guessed that about you.
    I adore your doll. She is divine (no pun intended).
    Did I ever tell you that when I met John at work he had one of those work voo doo dolls on his desk? And guess what the pin was stuck in? “Knock up the boss’s daughter.” AHAHHHAAAA!!!! How’s that for amazing and funny? I loved that one.

  2. Antoinette says: August 12, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    Sorry, I meant “HE is divine”, not SHE!

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