My weekend forray to the land of re-born baby dolls was an interesting experience. I must admit that the ultra realistic baby dolls there were not my cup of tea, but there does seem to be a very dedicated group that practices the craft and/or collects the “babies” as they refer to them. My sculptured art dolls were most definitely different from everything else there, and they did receive a very positive response from those walking around the exhibit floor.
Yesterday, several of my pieces returned to their usual venue, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts. They do look much more at home atop their pedestals than all grouped together on a table. With a little visual room the viewer is allowed more time to take in all the details of each figure.
I did take the time to do something different with the display of one of the returning dolls. In the gallery we have a room that we use to display member artists’ printed pieces like prints, note cards, books etc. Along the walls of this room, we have acrylic card holders that hold artist bio cards for visitors to help themselves. Above each card bin there is a bit of wall space where each of us can display one or two small works.
I usually hang a mixed media wall sculpture, but this month I decided to put one of my seated art dolls there. Steam looks pretty comfortable atop her shadow box display, and the interior of the box provides a great space to store the display block she usually perches on, and her information label.
Now it is time to get back into the studio and create a few more pieces for my featured artist show that opens at the end of July. I’ll be sure to give you a sneak peek right here.