Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Art Dolls

Someone wanted to see some of my "wild" art dolls so I thought that I would show a couple of them here:
This first one is from the Grieving Angels Series:
And a close up of her lovely free motion machine stitching:Another Grieving Angel. Their arms are embroidery floss wrapped sticks, and their hands are tassels of floss. For the soft touch I wanted, I think. I adore their faces. This doll stands a bit taller than the angels, about 20" tall. Her body is painted muslin but her face is just the cloth. Her heavily patched robe has been burned. Think metaphor here. These dolls were all made in the early 1990's. And that party had only just begun.This doll is angry. Her hands, her means of expression, are all tied in knots. She has a headache. She is screaming.


(I am exhausted just having taken their photographs. Such stories they tell.)

Thank you for having come on over to look.


APA said...

Hello! I've come here via Iris at "Creative Endeavors in a Busy Life." I haven't spoken before today. But, I wanted to say how unbelievably beautiful are your dolls. These speak volumes, each a poem in and of itself, those stories you know they tell. Thank you! I hope it's OK to put a link on my blog to yours. I think the few people I know should see your work.

Chaska Peacock said...

I love your dolls! Very original...beautiful color. I am honored to have you enrolled in my class.

Griselda said...

Your dolls are gorgeous, full of mystery and very unique. I will explore your blog when I have a bit of time to myself.

I think you would agree with me that making art dolls is almost a addictive as well as healing.

Bright Blessings to your day.


Threads of Inspiration said...

I love your art dolls. I came here via wild art dolls yahoo group. I am wondering if you would mind if I added a link from my blog to yours. I especially love the piece with all of the free motion embroidery.

bonniebluedenim said...

Robin, I love your dolls....see you soon in ARt in the box.....thanks,Donna

cat said...

Your art dolls are great!! Very original and unique!
Thanks for sharing!

Gina said...

I think your dolls are wonderful - such depth of character.