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We’re in the Cybergirl Era: Check Out Mecha Doll Artist EZ

Today we’re traveling warp speed into the world of NYC-based artist EZ. EZ’s artistic persona is inspired by Mecha, a genre of Japanese manga and anime focused on technology and transhumanism. EZ is a master inventor, a cyborg dancer, and a mecha doll — a human being whose entire being is merged with the mechanical. The sculptures and characters EZ creates are a soft landing for our futuristic fears; a gentle face on the skull-crushing strength lurking beneath. I don’t know how I feel about a future where men’s girlfriends could pop their heads like a pimple, but, to each their own. What I do know is EZ’s vision is mesmerizing, and takes my mind’s eye on a wild journey into science fiction, while every day we creep closer to the fantasy becoming reality.

I self-proclaim as a Mecha doll; it comes from the word Love doll, a synthesis of my body in the physical realm and digital entity as well as a spiritual realm. As an extension of myself, the creation filled my void, as without it I feel vulnerable. I get over-consumed and inspired by everything around me so I tend to withdraw and sometimes I am quite empty. It’s one of my mechanisms of coping with that tendency in real life. Like a digital shield.

Images via GATA Magazine

Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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