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.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

'Naranja'

For this vignette I learned how to make roses out of clay. The figure is paper mache which has been left natural except for the lips and around the eyes.The figure has been covered with strips of fabric to create her dress and her hair is made of floral wire covered in brown floral tape. The piece is 9"x18".
I've been told that my work is a bit too dark, so I thought a flower garden might brighten the depth of this darkness . . .

2 comments:

Sonia ;) said...

Nat that i beautiful weetie. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

xoxox

niknik said...

Замечательная работа!