And we have a winner!

2 years, 2 months ago 43
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the time has come! This year’s winner of the Enchanted Doll annual Birthday Contest is…..Kristen V! Congratulations Kristent, your tattoo design was the best! You concept design is incredibly powerful and thought-provoking. It moves me and stirs me to create. You get a painted resin Enchanted Doll!

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Here again is Kristen’s artist statement:

“The series of tattoos I have designed are inspired by tragedies currently afflicting our world. Women in the Middle East have been permanently scarred by acid being thrown on them for various insults or offenses they have committed. The victim could be attacked for refusing an arranged marriage, not wearing proper religious attire, or dishonoring their family. Worse, the attacks are often committed by close family members or neighbors. Sadly, reports of these terrible assaults are increasingly being found outside of the Middle East, in regions such as Europe and the United States.
Each of my designs was inspired by a real woman who has been marred from these atrocities. My goal was to create tattoos that would bring these horrific crimes to light, and generate awareness for these suffering women. At the same time, instead of focusing on their scars as something realistic and horrifying, I desired to turn them into something beautiful and intricate. This way, the designs reflect the unique beauty that is present inside each of the courageous victims.”

 

And we have another birthday and another contest behind us! And it was awesome. I would like to thank all of the contestant for participating in my Birthday Contest; For taking the time to create art and the courage to share it with the world. You should all be very proud of yourselves for accomplishing something, even if you didn’t win this time. I hope to see your entries again next year, and I shall look forward to it!

 

 

43 Responses

  1. Amal says:

    Yay! Well done, Kiersten! Congratulations!! Very well deserved! :)

  2. Mai says:

    Congratulations, Kiersten! A very profound concept… I wasn’t even aware of this issue until your entry brought it to my attention.

  3. Merri says:

    Like Mai, I too was unaware that these horrendous attacks were occurring. So thank you Kristen for shedding a light on it and congratulations!!

  4. schizandra says:

    Congratulations Kiersten!! :D

  5. Els says:

    Congrads, Kiersten!!

  6. Emily says:

    Congratulations! Definitely a thought provoking design worthy of first place!

  7. Hazel says:

    Congratulations, Kristen! An excellent concept indeed.

  8. Kiersten says:

    Oh my gosh…I think I’m in shock right now. Thank you! Thank you so much!
    To win a contest that inspires me so greatly, is unbelievable! There were so many amazing designs!
    Above winning I’m grateful this gave me an opportunity to bring to light an issue that I feel strong emotions towards.
    Thank you again!

    • Maha says:

      Dear Kiersten,
      Congratulations on being selected. Although I am grateful you brought an urgent topic to light, I do not think it is fair you focus so strongly on the Middle East. Acid attacks (sadly) happy all over the world; most strongly concentrated in South Asia, primarily in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Cambodia. About 30% of acid attack victims are also men and boys. According to the Acid Survivor’s Fund, the majority of attacks were fueled by disputes over money and property rights.
      We should take strides to end acid attacks and support survivors, however, we must also research and understand the scope of this issue.

  9. Miss Feliks says:

    Congratulations to Everyone <:

  10. paulina says:

    Congratulations Kiersten!!! As I said before, is an extremely powerful message, no one can be indifferent to it. And thank you Marina again, cannot wait to the next contest :D!!! Kisses for all!!

  11. LittleBottles says:

    Amazing really, I knew of this issue but I never was talented enough to transform those horrible attacks to a beautiful art, so well done to Kristen ♡♡♡♡

  12. Phoenix says:

    Congratulation Kiersten!!!! The feminist in me is giving you all thumbs up!

  13. cha hof says:

    Contrats Kristen, remarkable story as well you deserve it!

  14. Annina says:

    Congratulations Kiersten, and props for bringing more awareness to this issue!

  15. Congrats to the winner :)

  16. Domstudio says:

    Congratulations Kristen!Very well deserved!

  17. Jayne Wourms says:

    Congratulations Kiersten! I think anything a person can do to shine a light on this horrible vicious crime deserves top prize! Your entry was both provocative and after reading your entry, still strangely beautiful. I am absolutely thrilled for you!

  18. Ran says:

    Wooooooow~~~Congratulations~Kiersten!!!Very powerful concept!You worth it!!
    And see you guys next year~;)

  19. luis G says:

    Congratulations kiersten¡ your post touched my heart congratulations and give much love to the little doll

    thanks Marina¡

  20. juju says:

    i liked amals one with the handssssss

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