Here are my paper inspired art doll figure sculptures that will be part of the “Rock, Paper, Scissors” featured artist show going up at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts this coming Monday, March 26th. Opening reception Friday, March 30th from 6-9pm.
You may have seen a few of these figure sculptures here, or even in the gallery already. They all utilize paper in the form of paperclay and/or papier-mâché as the primary media. Many are also connected to paper through inspiration found in the pages of literary works, sheet music, vintage notebooks, newspapers and more.
Seated figure, Hope, is a playful juxtaposition of color and black and white.
Tinkerbell Never Lost Her Shadow
Wearing text pulled from the pages of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell Never Lost Her Shadow, is a hanging art doll figure sculpture that is all about light and shadow.
I introduced Boleyn’s Ghost in my last post. This art doll sculpture is based on the sister characters of Anne and Mary from the historical novel The Other Boleyn Girl.
Chef Sings was inspired by a ceramic figure sculpture I made in Jr. high school art class!
Prudence and Martha
The Prudence and Martha sculpture is born from the Beatles vast music catalog and the figures are clad in sheet music.
This sculpture is a rework of an art doll figure damaged by water. She was inspired by a Degas painting, and her costume is made from the pages of the local paper.
Paper Alice II
Another Alice in Wonderland art doll figure. This sculpture features Alice examining the “drink me” bottle, and playing card motifs.
In The Gallery Now
Already on display at HGA, Leonardo’s Child, is a nod to genius and flight.
Running Free was a problem solving stop on the way to the next two minimalist figures I created for HGA’s “C-Note” show.
Dance is one of two art dolls that I pared down to their basic figure sculpture form for “C-Note”
Reclining art doll figure at HGA.
These pieces and more will all be find at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts starting this coming Monday. If you are in the area stop by and take a look! Hope to see you at the opening reception next week!