New Art Doll
The latest art doll in my series of fairytale inspired sculptures is based on the tale of the Princess and the Pea. This doll I have simply titled, “…And The Pea”, and she is currently reclining on display at The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts.
…And The Pea is perched on top of the last four of her hundreds of mattresses. I chose to return to hammered copper features and hands for this art doll to contrast with her other overly cushiony and fabric elements. The sculpture holds the source of her nocturnal discomfort in her hand for the viewer to see. The pea in this piece is a shiny green glass bead. …And The Pea’s wonderfully touseled “bead head” is made from crinkly paper packing material, and she has bright blue torch fired enamel eyes.
New Art Doll Show
This morning I installed a show in the 3D display at the Carol Woods retirement community in Chapel Hill. Each month, the members of the community’s Arts Interest group invite a pair of artists to show in their beautiful community center. I do apologize for the image quality, but there really wasn’t any combination of lights on or lights off that would allow you to see the figures in the case while also eliminating glare on the glass.
There are three sections to the display, and it currently houses 10 of my sculptures and art dolls. Tomorrow evening there will be a small reception at 4:30, and a 15 minute presentation by each artist in the media room, followed by dinner with the Art Interests group.
More new work on the way next week, but in the meantime, I need to go and finish up creating my slide show for tomorrow night’s presentation. If you are in the Chapel Hill area tomorrow, please feel free to show up for the show’s opening reception.