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.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

In Tribute

After the death of Alexander McQueen, I have been mesmerized by his work. He is certainly an artist and a sculptor. He has inspired me to go beyond the level of the fabric, the level of the body, to create a depth that intrigues the viewer.

This dress and pose were inspired by a video of Bjork performing. I wanted the doll to be in a kneeling position to create a sense of gratitude.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfAfJuGovfU
Alexander McQueen 's work, takes you far beyond yourself. It puts you in a place of a fantasy where you get lost in all the layers and movement he creates. I find many similarities in our work. Granted he has taken it to another level, but it is the sculptural quality of his work that I relate to. In the past, my dolls have been more muted in their color palette, but now I am inspired to seek out bold patterns and color to work with.
http://hautemacabre.com/2010/02/god-save-mcqueen/


2 comments:

Sonia ;) said...

Looks awesome Nat...love the texture, and whirl of it.

Smiles

Speradora said...

hi nat...great work as ever...
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