A short film by Kate Emerson and Derek Amengual

Music and sound Kia Eshghi and Fernando Martinez

Pidgin is a handmade art doll by Brooklyn artist and sculptor Joshua David McKenney. “Pidgin” means a language that develops between people who do not share a common tongue, and Pidgin Doll has likewise become a way for Mr. McKenney to communicate his artistry to his growing social media following. Fans on Instagram and Youtube have recreated Mr. McKenney’s images through an array of fan art tributes, ranging from illustrations to makeup tutorials to cos-play—all inspired by Pidgin Doll.

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