Getting Ready for Feature Show
I am busy finishing up the art doll figures that will be part of my feature show opening next week at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts. Each year as I put together this body of work, connections between individual pieces emerge. The pieces I have created this year push gesture, narrative and incorporation of materials. My latest, Mechanical Succession, checks all of those boxes, and is a bit of a stretch beyond the others.
I created her on a slightly larger scale than most, and obviously opened up every tool kit and materials bin in my studio in making her. There are still a few tweaks in positioning and perhaps a random detail or two left to add. She is definitely on of those pieces I spoke of in an earlier post that you need to take a break from while you are working in order digest what you have done so far.
Go Where the Art Doll Takes You
I have to be completely honest and say I’m not sure myself what I think of her yet. Some pieces go exactly where you want them to, while others take you on their own excursion instead. I feel that Mechanical Succession is one of the latter. I am guessing that the story that she jumped out of must be an interesting one, though I’m not quite sure if it is some magical fairy tale, or one that cautions us about the future.
Next week I will share some images of the show installation, and provide one last reminder to set aside next Friday from 6-9 to come out to the opening, see it in person, and say hello.