Margaux Lange’s Plastic Body Series art jewelry collection utilizes salvaged Barbie doll elements in combination with hand-fabricated sterling silver and pigmented resins. The series is a result of Lange’s desire to re-purpose mass produced materials into handmade, wearable art. It is meant to examine and celebrate her own (as well as pop culture’s) relationship with the icon known simply as: Barbie.
Lange received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (2001) where her Plastic Body Series was first conceived. A Fine Arts education gave Lange the foundation necessary for conceptual exploration in her jewelry work. A childhood obsession with Barbie and her miniature world however, is what Lange credits for nurturing her creativity and dexterity from an early age.
Lange has been creating work in this series and exhibiting extensively for over fifteen years. Her jewelry has been published in numerous books and has garnered international press coverage in the world’s top Art, fashion and design magazines. Lange is represented by Art Jewelry galleries and boutiques across the US and abroad. The Plastic Body Series is sought after by Art Jewelry collectors, Barbie nostalgics, and bold individuals alike.