For your enjoyment, a mash-up of Dia de los Muertos and Easter (well, more like Eostre, the pagan holiday which celebrated renewal and fertility). A bit of sex and death—just in cuddly and fuzzy form. To see the other wonderful dolls created for this swap, be sure to check out Zan Asha’s blog, Vagabond Creations! I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my swap partner’s bunny girl. Thanks, Zan and Jacqui!
Most of my time in the past month and a half has been devoted to creating several new dolls for the upcoming “Evil Bunny” show, opening June 12 in LA, at the Land of Odd Gallery. As of June 3, they were completed, photographed (by good friend, and talented photographer, Stephen Harrison), and shipped off, ready for their installation! Of course, once I complete a project, I tend to become anxious to work on something new right away, and one event fast approaching is the Art Dolls Only 2nd Annual challenge open to all artists. Last year’s theme was the four elements, for which I created this guy. This year’s theme is “Wonderland”, based on, you guessed it—Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Also on the horizon is a collaborative project with the extremely gifted sculptor, King Unicorn. This promises to be a most intriguing project, involving the creatures that prowl through dreams and nightmares, and I am quite excited to be involved in a project with an artist of such high-caliber. More to come on this venture…
And now, for your viewing pleasure, the new bunnies:
Some images of my latest creations which will be on exhibition and for sale at Kris Waldherr’s gallery, “Art and Words”. Created for the “Fairy Tales: From the Dark Wood to Happily Ever After” show, these guys were inspired by Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” poem. Ranging from 6″ to 11″, they were created using Puppen Fimo and Super Sculpey, fabric, faux fur, batting, wire armature, glass eyes and acrylic paints. Sculpting these critters was alot of fun, though I think the Snerk brothers were by far my favorite to create. I also had a blast sculpting the tiny fruits…which came as a surprise to me. Believing I would go crazy creating such tiny objects, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were a delight to sculpt and paint. If you’re in NYC, be sure to swing by and check out the show (opening night 10/23 from 7pm-10pm)…it promises to be fabulous, with breathtaking fairytale art housed in a cozy, charming gallery.
This guy is a bit different than the rest of my work… a bit creepier, malevolent and well, murderous.
He and his former brother will be appearing in a piece for an exhibit at the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in Soho, NYC. More to follow in the next post.
Photography by Steve Harrsion
A wee forest-dwelling goblin, who goes by the name of Thadeus…
Materials: wire armature for slight movement, quilter’s batting, Fosshape, Super Sculpey, fabric, glass eyes, rusted bells, and cat whiskers (donated by my kitty, Smudge)
A little sneak peek of my creation for the ADO “4 Elements” challenge.
Check back Friday night for the reveal!
My doll, Jester, is featured in the “Show and Tell” section of the Spring ’09 Art Doll Quarterly which should hit the stands Feb. 1st. Thanks to Steve Harrison Photography for the superb photos!
Every year, NYU hold the “Small Works Show” which showcases art adhering to the 12″x12″ (and under) size requirement. Every medium is represented, and both local and international artists are featured. This year, I am proud to announce that my doll, “Skin Bunny” is among this year’s pieces. If you’re in the NYC area, the reception is January 31st, from 12-4pm and open to the public. The show itself runs through March 13, 2009.
Made of Creative Paperclay®, Cornelius also consists of wire armature and fabric. His arms and legs allow for slight movement.