SHE’S SOMETHIN’ ELSE
Voo’s 2018 Fertility Doll series is inspired by the wondrous yet mystifying miracles of birth. Voo, a Los Angeles native and mother of three daughters, translates the efforts of fertility into acrylic paintings and painted sculpture, depicted in digital form.
Voo’s piece titled “She’s Somethin’ Else” depicts the otherworldliness of childbirth through color, form, and movement. The piece begins with a mother figure made of solid black and white shapes, her arms raised as if looking to descend beyond the unknown. As Voo suggests in her works, the process of fertility has elements of extraterrestrial and otherworldliness that continue during birth when a baby must adapt to earth. These notions are present in “She’s Somethin’ Else” as Voo’s depiction of the baby turns itself from one end of the screen to the other.