This started with a gift of an old croquette set. The balls are ideal for heads, so I challenged myself to make a face and go from there. I have been collecting acorn caps on my walk and one of them seemed perfectly suited for this sculpture.
The arms are fabric from an old pair of pjs, and I painted them to highlight their stripes in keeping with the “old croquette set” feel.
Heart Centered, 2016
I found an old box with scribbling inside. I immediately thought of a little kid and the treasures that must have been kept inside. So, I decided to channel one of my favorite artists, Cecile Perra, and make a kid-like family portrait.
The metal tags are vintage French plant markers on which I painted little characters. I made the soft doll out of simple cotton fabric and paint, adding pencil lines for the face.
Although this is not entirely like other work that I’ve done, my fascination with dolls had to come out in this piece.
Family Portrait, 2016
Recycled vintage tin, porcelain doll, recycled fur, wire, vintage button.
3.5″ tall, 2.25″ wide
Vintage tin, porcelain doll, childs block, fabric, buttons. 7.25″ tall, 5.25″ wide, 3″ deep
Alone Time 2016
Vintage metal mesh handbag, handmade dolls of fabric, recycled fur, collage elements, acrylic paint
Ready, Mr. DeMille 2016
Vintage ruler, toy bowling pins, scrabble tiles, buddha head, porcelain doll arms, wire, nails. 12″ long, 3″wide, 4″tall
Found wooden wings, vintage scrabble tiles, recycled doll hand, house made of cardboard, acrylic paint. 15.5″ wide, 9″ tall, 3″ deep.
Mixed Media: Vintage French Tin (pastilles vichy-etat), vintage doll head, pressed tin earring, vintage letter stencil, vintage linen.
B, Be, Bee (2015)
Mixed Media: sand mold, old tomato cage, vintage French biscuit cutter, vintage doll head, chair spindles, vintage shoe forms, vintage industrial thread spool.
The One – 2010 – SOLD
Mixed Media: sand mold, dog collar, vintage photo reproduction, plastic magnifying glass, wire, old wooden spoon.
Mixed Media: china doll head, sand mold, vintage french biscuit cutter, wire.
Untitled – 2010