Voodoo & The Creepy Doll Phenomenon

Voodoo dolls are the perfect example of objects that are too often dismissed as being “creepy” (either in appearance or, in this case, by Hollywood-perpetuated stereotypes about their use) despite having cultural significance and deep meaning.

This book was a semester-long investigation into such objects, beginning with a voodoo doll and ending with a collection of 26 that all fit this description. My goal was to present these dolls in a way that refuted that preconception.

Lila Meyer