TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Moundverse Infants Bringback Doll, 2018
Vinyl, factory applied paint, artist designed packaging, and risograph booklet
Doll: 14 inches in height
Package: 16 x 7.5 x 5.5 inches
Trenton Doyle Hancock's Moundverse Infant dolls, depicting various characters from the artist’s epic narrative, are “infant” incarnations of Torpedo Boy, Undom Endgle, Bring Back, and Soul. Riffing on the tropes of classic toy design with large logos and slick, candy-colored packaging, their boxes shout: “While inside the Mind of the Mound, anything is possible! It’s up to you to plan new adventures to add to the ever evolving story of the Moundverse Infants.”
Bringbacks are humanoid creatures with alternating black and white fur bands, no mouth, and abnormally large eyes. They have no awareness of their own existence and are minions of a Mound named Junior, who eats the humans that these creatures bring to him.