CAGED BALLERINA – 2017

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Title: CAGED BALLERINA
Part of series: Caged Girls
Designed in: 2016
To be produced in: 2017
Material: multicolor composite 3D print
Print height: 60 cm
Edition: 8 unique pieces
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GENDER
The Victorian age dictated that boys wore dresses until age 6 or 7, also the time of their first haircut. During this time, infants usually wore white dresses. Gender identification by color began in the early 20th century in the Western world. Before this, pink and blue did not hold any gender specific connotations and there are numerous examples of men wearing pink outfits and girls wearing blue. A June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department said, “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” Today’s color dictate wasn’t established until the 1940s, as a result of Americans’ preferences as interpreted by manufacturers and retailers.