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, June 10, 2010

New Work in Progress

Not exactly sure what this will be titled, but it represents three layers of me.

I made a batik for the background and again the forms are made of paper mache pulp. The faces were all pulled from the same mold, but because they have been shaded differently they all have their own persona.

I am trying to add more color to my work and well you know how much I love orange, so this is where I start. I am making lots of bluish clay flowers to add to the piece.

Be honest, Is my work too dark?


3 comments:

Sonia ;) said...

No.....I love it. Everyone has different personas. None of this has been dark to me at all.

xoxox

Stephanie said...

No, I don't find your work dark. I find your work very inspiring. Keep up with the wonderful creativity that is inside of you.

texarooty said...

texYour work is beautiful. Your work is your voice and it needs to be heard.