Art Doll Leads The Way
Last week I wrote about working on art doll sculptures that were somehow related to earlier works. I was working on one of those pieces, and she too led me to an interesting place by the time she was complete. She even told me what her name should be.
I had been thinking about one of my own favorites among my art doll sculptures, Wednesday’s Child. She is the piece that I use as my profile picture on my Lynn Wartski Sculptures Facebook page. I like this particular art doll because of the amount of expression and gesture I was able to capture in her copper features. She is relatively simple in comparison to many of my figure sculptures. Just a seated figure clad in black, but her posture and face tell you all you need to know about her mood.
Looking Back and Ahead
Wednesday went to a good home quite a while ago. I wanted her reprise to have a very different look, but capture the same feel. I started with the same girl dressed at the turn of the 20th century look, but this time in all light hues.
Where Wednesday’s Child had a very simple dress of black lace gathered at the neck, I chose to create a separate skirt and top with lace hems and cuffs this time. Her clothes being much more complex lends that “poor little rich girl” feel to Curl.
My Name Is…
I must admit that I had a working title something more like The Second Wednesday for this art doll. Her title screamed itself out the minute I decided to wig her with some of the natural wool I received from one of our other very talented Hillsborough Gallery of Arts artists, Susan Hope. I was going for sort of a “strawberry blonde” in the food coloring dye job I was doing. I put one single drop of red in with the twenty or so yellow I added, but bright orange it is. I decided to go with it, and the wonderful natural curl of the wool. I just couldn’t help myself in adding the accent curl that dips down into her forehead. So, The Girl With The Curl (in the middle of her forehead) she is.