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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Written on my Body

Years ago I had the word Freedom permanently inked on my body. Inspired by a Janis Joplin song. The word has been the driving force in my life. Freedom is about my constant struggle with myself. Mostly about being free of my entanglements with a false reality.


I know I am a slave to negative thinking and this is my battle . . . The master does not let go of the slave easily and this is why I rage, why I scream and why I curse.

3 comments:

Caroline said...

Beautiful tattoo!
I think I will always have some negativity in my head about things although I try not too.

Abi said...

I think it's fantastic... I would dearly love some art on my body...

Kerri said...

well, your arm looks great!! love the tat-- the word, plus all the other-