Franciszka 2023, 2012, wool, stuffing, wool, 80 x 43 x 40 cm


Franciszka 2022, 2013, wool, stuffing, wood, 133 x 55 x 20  cm


Franciszka 2019, 2013, wool, stuffing, wood, 74 x 32 x 50  cm


Franciszka 2017, 2013, wool, stuffing, wood, 115 x 26 x 28  cm


Franciszka 2015, 2013, wool, stuffing, wood, 110 x 30 x 30  cm  and Franciszka 2015, 2015, pigment ink on cotton paper, 30,5 x 24 cm


Franciszka 2014, 2011, wool, stuffing, wood, 85 × 30 × 25 cm and Franciszka 2014, 2014, pigment ink on cotton paper, 30,5 x 24 cm


Franciszka 2021, 2015, wool, stuffing, wood, metal, 73 x 162 x 53 cm

Aneta Grzeszykowska
Franciszka

The white woolen dolls are handsewn by Grzeszykowska. They represent an image that the artist has of her own daughter, Franciszka - in different, future stages of her life. Each of the white dolls will be completed by a photographic equivalent of Franciszka when she reaches a particular age - in year 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2022 and 2023. The realism of the woolen figures is not literal - on the contrary, they seem eerily distant. The motif of inversion, often used by Grzeszykowska in her art, returns once again, set between the positive image and its negative reflection; the white dolls can be set against the black ones representing Grzeszykowska herself, each a replica of a photograph from different stages of her childhood.