I loved Barbies when I was a kid and wanted to paint a beautiful Barbie in crisis. I purchased a ballerina Barbie from the store and went home to mutilate her. It was very strange doing this because as a kid I would never think of destroying such a beautiful Barbie. Although I have to admit it did release some anguish from my past. Once Barbie was dysfunctional I posed her by my bathroom mirror and from that photo shoot I put paint to canvas and a month later Bloody Barbie was created.