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Archival Pigment Print
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, 2012fifty days after the transformationI 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.