Undergraduate Fine Arts photography faculty, Jamie Diamond, discusses her work for Hyperallergic:
An Outsider Art Born of Fantasy
Four years ago, Jamie Diamond was looking for a realistic doll to use in her photographic series I Promise to Be a Good Mother. The project would be a performance piece in which she would act out scenes between a mother and child based on her own memories. Searching eBay, Diamond stumbled upon a trove of hyperrealistic dolls known as Reborn babies. “I purchased my first one a few weeks later and knew that I had found my next project,” she told Hyperallergic.