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, May 23, 2010

'Shifting Reality'

The other side of my yesterday
was cold and gray

Today flowers bloom

and reach through my darknessReality shifts the light
It blinds me to knock me down
I could live in the lie
Or I can live in the truth
What comes for me tomorrow
Is mine to reckon with


1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Hi! How did you make this piece? Like your poem very much.