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.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

'In Darkness'

My second paper mach vignette is of a solitary woman in the landscape of night.Her appearance is very spirit like. A form without arms or legs, poised in the darkness of the night and in the darkness of herself . . .

The piece is 7"x16". It is a relief sculpture made from paper mache pulp, fabric and wood.

Friday, March 12, 2010

What to do With Half a Head

I started playing with making plaster molds from clay heads. Did not like the whole head, but I am coming up with some ideas using half my head.Hoping to do a series of vignettes with half heads and bodies. This piece is a sculpture on a pedestal. It is 8"x10".

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dark Elegance II

Well I could not make the kneeling thing happen with the doll. Just never could get it to look right.She came out looking more like a dancer. Which is fine. The mood is still one of inner strength.
So I am excited about the doors of color and pattern being opened to me. A chance to go beyond the conventional and experiment with everything.