I know it has been more than the promised “couple of days” since my last art doll in progress post. I do however have two finished sculptures to share with you, so hopefully that can make up for the delay.
Art Doll Secrets Revealed?
My secret keeper review now has her complete costume and coiffure.
She appears to me to be a wise keeper who will not be sharing the confidences you relay to her. I’m not sure exactly what magic is contained in the blue gem she holds, but I can only guess that it is quite potent and effective.
This art doll figure has a half mask of hammered copper over a paperclay sculpted face and torch fired enamel eyes. Her snowy curls are made of natural wool fibers. Secret’s rich fabric clothes are sewn in place over a padded wire frame.
A Little Sunshine
My newest completed art doll figure sculpture is “Sunshine on a Rainy Day”
This sculpture is also a look back at an earlier piece I titled “Spring”. In my constant striving to introduce increased gesture, expression, and narrative into my work, “Sunshine on a Rainy Day” shows that she isn’t deterred by a little bit of rain. Her umbrella bearing predecessor merely posed quietly showing off green boots and a parasol that matched her dress. “Sunshine on a Rainy Day” in contrast seems to be enjoying her walk in the rain. This art doll is costumed in yellows and greens highlighted by a pair of bright yellow boots. The umbrella she is holding aloft is made of copper tooling foil. Sunshine has paperclay sculpted head and hands, and her eyes are made from dark iridescent glass beads that seem to glow on their own.
Art Dolls in Art Show.
Both of these new art doll sculptures will be part of my upcoming featured artist show at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts later this month. I will share more details on the show and the opening reception as we get closer to installation