I have been working hard on my craft since 2004, and I think I have a skill level that shows in my work. I am the do over queen and there are many heads without bodies to suggest that these mistakes drive me to the perfect end. The finished doll always seems to lead to the next doll, one is born out of another. This is why I love making dolls. It is the air I breathe and pretty much defines me. I am a doll maker.

This may sound strange but these bodiless heads and headless bodies speak to me. I have control over the parts and pieces individually, but the position involved in the connection is revealed at the moment the pieces touch one another for the first time. The head moves me to sew it in a certain pose, same with the hands and arms. The whole doll forms itself to be expressive according to its idea of itself.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Louie, Louie


The head of Louie was my first sculptural sewing project. I love faces. Paintings, sculptures and even people's faces, all capture my attention. In 2004, I decided to place my lazy self in front of my sewing machine and really find my creative voice. I sewed lots of bad flat stuff that I just threw away. I was very sad and almost had given up on myself, but I noticed this small piece of art on my wall that was in the comic book style of Roy Lichtenstein. Just the faces of a man and a woman. Mostly about the eyes and mouth. That inspired me to take the leap into a third dimension with my work.

Louie's head developed from a stuffed shape skull. All the features are stuffed fabric. The eyes, mouth and nose were added to create Louie's face. His hair is a bunch of yellow pizza shapes sewn onto his head.

You may wonder why I would stop at just the head? Well, it is the rest of the body that would freak me out. A head alone floating in a box just makes sense............... Less is More.

So Louie was my first. I love him. You always love your first the best..................

4 comments:

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Nat, how unique and wonderful is this piece. Great job girl! I love it!
Cheers!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Louie is awsome!! I love it too:) The hair is the best...lol pizza slices, who would have thought??

HUGZ
Jacqui

the famous nemo said...

nice work and less is more...

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

Yep...indeed, less is more here! Floating Louie head in a box makes perfect sense to me! (From one who always has "parts" around)