I have become profoundly engaged with my inner child though doll making. She’s a deeply wounded little thing and doll making is a cathartic experience. Over time, the dolls have reflected back to me an ongoing narrative that I learned to “read”, ponder and respond to, it’s endlessly fascinating and always revealing. The materials I choose to work with are also important to the story. I focus on natural fabrics and fillings to emphasize the connection of my work to the natural world. Antique embellishments, hand dyed fabrics and hand painted faces make each doll a work of art and a unique individual.
12" / wool, cotton & MOP buttons
close at hand
18" / linen, antique silk, feathers, thread, wool, handpainted face using ink and acrylic paint
4" / found porcelain doll body, wool, feathers, shells and acrylic paint
14" / linen, wool, cotton, hand painted face using acrylic paint, quartz crystal