Broderick visited with her three small daughters. The girls were fascinated, she says, with two sculptures in particular: Robert Reed's 2014 piece called "Auntie Organics: GMO Picnic" and his "Poodle Scruba Doodle," a "pink, frilly, fun piece."
The 8-foot tall costume, "Auntie Organics," which won ManneqArt's "serious" award, depicts ants made from dolls' heads and distorted plastic fork legs shopping for genetically modified food. The cuddlier "Poodle," which was modeled in ManneqArt's first year, is constructed of bath scrubbies with a toilet brush for a tail.
Reed, who's moved from Hawaii to Florida since he began participating in ManneqArt in 2013, says his work is often perceived as irreverent, although he doesn't think that way.