As humans we are programmed to interpret faces, recognize emotions and infer intention. Commerce has traded on this for years by using mannequins to encourage us to aspire to a version of ourselves in the store window display. However there’s a concept called “the uncanny valley” - when we try to make something artificial look too human (but not perfect), it makes us uncomfortable.
As you look at these creations of plastic and paint, perhaps you sense feelings, emotions and purpose. Perhaps you think they are a little "creepy". Whatever you feel, remember that all these ideas and emotions are purely coming from you.
Are these manufactured objects, created purely for commerce, really any different from a statue or sculpture intended as "art"?
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