AMBER   HAWK   SWANSON
"Amber Doll > TILIKUM: Pin Up"
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Archival Pigment Print
2012

I transformed my identical, life-like sex doll into a replica of the bull orca, Tilikum, who lives in captivity at SeaWorld Orlando and has been involved in the deaths of three people.

Read the "Amber Doll > TILIKUM" Project Statement
More information on "Amber Doll > TILIKUM" can be found at blog.amberhawkswanson.com.

See Performance here.

See Sculpture here.

A 5 Minute Excerpt of the tattoo process is here. (Full Livestream available here.)

I was Amber Doll, Amber Doll was me.

I transformed Amber Doll into a replica of Tilikum.

On February 7, 2012—fifty days after the transformation—I branded my body with Tilikum's name and Livestreamed the process; then wanted to embody Amber Doll again.

I made some pin ups on Tilikum's transformation table.
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