Mrs. Potato Head

Dear Journal, 

 

It's Jiménez again. There's this woman I have been thinking about lately. Her name is Mrs. Potato Head. I have been thinking about her for a while now and I feared I may have been entering the realm of obession so I thought it would be a good idea to bring her to life on paper, and in a way  realize what  had been on my mind.

As I drew her round body I quickly began to understand something – I was not drawing Mrs. Potato Head, but instead a self-portrait. For what is Mrs. Potato Head if not an archetype for oneself. The way she so casually swaps body parts to become a different person, or the many accessories she is equipped with that can be manipluated. Yet underneath it all remained an ordinary, brown, lumpy potato.